Efficiency-Boosting Laminate for Solar Cells and Modules

S. Vasylyev
Lucent Optics, US

Keywords: ultra-thin photovoltaic cells, light trapping, microstructured PV panel laminate

Summary:

Glass/polymer laminate that enables tenfold reduction of expensive semiconductor materials in solar cells and modules. The low-cost anti-reflective laminate captures and traps sunlight within the solar cell and promotes complete photon absorption using extremely thin photovoltaic layers. The technology is compatible with many types of solar cells.