Ultrathin silicon solar microcells for semitransparent, mechanically flexible andmicroconcentrator module designs

Jongseung Yoon, Alfred J. Baca, Sang Il Park, Paulius Elvikis, Joseph B. Geddes, Lanfang Li, Rak Hwan Kim, Jianliang Xiao, Shuodao Wang, Tae Ho Kim, Michael J. Motala, Bok Yeop Ahn, Eric B. Duoss, Jennifer A. Lewis, Ralph G. Nuzzo, Placid M. Ferreira, Yonggang Huang, Angus Rockett, John A. Rogers

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Abstract

The high natural abundance of silicon, together with its excellent reliability and good efficiency in solar cells, suggest its continued use in production of solar energy, on massive scales, for the foreseeable future. Although organics, nanocrystals, nanowires and other new materials hold significant promise, many opportunities continue to exist for research into unconventional means of exploiting silicon in advanced photovoltaic systems.Here, we describemodules that use large-scale arrays of silicon solar microcells created from bulk wafers and integrated in diverse spatial layouts on foreign substrates by transfer printing. The resulting devices can offer useful features, including high degrees of mechanical flexibility, user-definable transparency and ultrathin-form-factor microconcentrator designs. Detailed studies of the processes for creating and manipulating such microcells, together with theoretical and experimental investigations of the electrical, mechanical and optical characteristics of several types ofmodule that incorporate them, illuminate the key aspects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials for Sustainable Energy
Subtitle of host publicationA Collection of Peer-Reviewed Research and Review Articles from Nature Publishing Group
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Pages38-46
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789814317665
ISBN (Print)9814317640, 9789814317641
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Silicon
Transparency
Nanocrystals
Solar energy
Nanowires
Printing
Solar cells
Substrates

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  • Energy(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Yoon, J., Baca, A. J., Park, S. I., Elvikis, P., Geddes, J. B., Li, L., ... Rogers, J. A. (2010). Ultrathin silicon solar microcells for semitransparent, mechanically flexible andmicroconcentrator module designs. In Materials for Sustainable Energy: A Collection of Peer-Reviewed Research and Review Articles from Nature Publishing Group (pp. 38-46). World Scientific Publishing Co.. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814317665_0005
Yoon, Jongseung ; Baca, Alfred J. ; Park, Sang Il ; Elvikis, Paulius ; Geddes, Joseph B. ; Li, Lanfang ; Kim, Rak Hwan ; Xiao, Jianliang ; Wang, Shuodao ; Kim, Tae Ho ; Motala, Michael J. ; Ahn, Bok Yeop ; Duoss, Eric B. ; Lewis, Jennifer A. ; Nuzzo, Ralph G. ; Ferreira, Placid M. ; Huang, Yonggang ; Rockett, Angus ; Rogers, John A. / Ultrathin silicon solar microcells for semitransparent, mechanically flexible andmicroconcentrator module designs. Materials for Sustainable Energy: A Collection of Peer-Reviewed Research and Review Articles from Nature Publishing Group. World Scientific Publishing Co., 2010. pp. 38-46
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Yoon J, Baca AJ, Park SI, Elvikis P, Geddes JB, Li L et al. Ultrathin silicon solar microcells for semitransparent, mechanically flexible andmicroconcentrator module designs. In Materials for Sustainable Energy: A Collection of Peer-Reviewed Research and Review Articles from Nature Publishing Group. World Scientific Publishing Co. 2010. p. 38-46 https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814317665_0005