National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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Golden, Colorado

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Oral presenter


Black Silicon Etching: Efficient and Inexpensive PV Technology

Technology Area: Renewable & Hydrogen Energy

Commercial Maturity: Prototype

Abstract: 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%.