Black Silicon Etching: Efficient and Inexpensive PV Technology

E. Payne
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), US

Keywords: solar cell efficiency, solar manufacturing, PV


Scientists at NREL have designed a new process, Black Silicon Etching, that has a confirmed conversion efficiency of 16.8% in a cell without conventional antireflection coatings. Additionally, this new technology could lower the Levelized Cost Of Energy (LCOE) by 2.5%.