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Heterojunction Technology - The Solar Cell of the Future

Published 11 May 2016 | By Meyer Burger Technology

Wafer-based silicon photovoltaic (PV) production has only changed slightly in the last forty years. The standard concept comprises p-type silicon wafers, fired contacts and encapsulation. Cost reduction is necessary if PV is to survive without feed-in tariffs and be competitive with grid electricity costs. Therefore levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) is one of the primary metrics for the cost of electricity produced by both utility scale and distributed power systems. The fastest path to lower LCOE is to introduce high efficiency solar cell concepts like the heterojunction technology (HJT). Photovoltaic systems using heterojunction technology (HJT) modules outperform any other PV systems and this paper will explain why.

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Heterojunction Technology - The Solar Cell of the Future