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Notes:  Production, means the output of Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells  Revenue, means the sales value of Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells This report studies Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering  Astronergy  AVANCIS GmbH & Co. KG  Eguana Technologies  First Solar  Hanergy Holding Group Ltd  MiaSole  Kaneka Corporation  Masdar PV GmbH  NexPower Technology Corp.  Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group  Solar Frontier K.K  Trony Solar Holdings  TSMC Solar Limited Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate of Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells in these regions, from 2011 to 2021 (forecast), like  North America  Europe  China  Japan  Korea  Taiwan  Split by product type, with production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into  Type I  Type II  Type III  Split by application, this report focuses on consumption, market share and growth rate of Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells in each application, can be divided into  Application 1  Application 2  Application 3 Global Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells Market Research Report 2016  1 Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells Market Overview  1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells  1.2 Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells Segment by Type  1.2.1 Global Production Market Share of Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Type in 2015  1.2.2 Type I  1.2.3 Type II  1.2.4 Type III  1.3 Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells Segment by Application  1.3.1 Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells Consumption Market Share by Application in 2015  1.3.2 Application 1  1.3.3 Application 2  1.3.4 Application 3  1.4 Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells Market by Region  1.4.1 North America Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.2 Europe Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.3 China Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.4 Japan Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.5 Korea Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.6 Taiwan Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells (2011-2021) Wise Guy Reports is part of the Wise Guy Consultants Pvt. Ltd. and offers premium progressive statistical surveying, market research reports, analysis & forecast data for industries and governments around the globe. Wise Guy Reports understand how essential statistical surveying information is for your organization or association. Therefore, we have associated with the top publishers and research firms all specialized in specific domains, ensuring you will receive the most reliable and up to date research data available.


Gabriel O.,Helmholtz Center Berlin | Kirner S.,Helmholtz Center Berlin | Leendertz C.,Helmholtz Center Berlin | Gerhardt M.,Masdar PV GmbH | And 4 more authors.
Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics | Year: 2011

We report on recent developments of a-Si:H/a-Si:H based thin film solar cells on Gen8.5 module area. The initial efficiency of 5.7 m2 modules and 1.4 m2 sub-modules has been increased from 5% to 8% using standard floatline, low-cost glass substrates coated with SnO2:F front TCO. The improvements based on optimizations of the n1/p2 tunnel recombination junction and of the p/i interfaces. The device simulation software AFORS-HET has been extended with an improved model for the n/p junction to describe measured module properties. Model input parameters are taken from measured properties of single thin films. The presented progress indicates the high potential of thin-film silicon based solar cells produced on large area. © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.


Gabriel O.,Helmholtz Center Berlin | Frijnts T.,Masdar PV GmbH | Calnan S.,Helmholtz Center Berlin | Ring S.,Helmholtz Center Berlin | And 15 more authors.
IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics | Year: 2014

Liquid-phase crystallized silicon absorber layers have been applied in heterojunction solar cells on glass substrates with 10.8% conversion efficiency and an open-circuit voltage of 600 mV. Intermediate layers of SiOx, SiNx , and SiOxNy, as well as the a-Si:H precursor layer, were deposited on 30 cm × 30 cm glass substrates using industrial-type plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition equipment. After crystallization on 3 cm × 5 cm area using a continuous-wave infrared laser line, the resulting polysilicon material showed high material quality with large grain sizes. © 2014 IEEE.


Stannowski B.,Helmholtz Center Berlin | Gabriel O.,Helmholtz Center Berlin | Calnan S.,Helmholtz Center Berlin | Frijnts T.,Masdar PV GmbH | And 10 more authors.
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells | Year: 2013

This paper addresses the achievements and challenges in a-Si:H/μc-Si:H tandem solar cell technology including production aspects. As an example we show figures of the module production at Masdar PV, with module conversion efficiencies reaching 10%. The process integration was supported by PVcomB, namely, by developing improved PECVD processes and transferring them to Masdar PV. The important role of the TCO substrate for producing high-efficiency modules at lowest possible costs is discussed. We show the results of tandem cells on thermally annealed ZnO:Al substrates, resulting in an improvement of 0.4-0.5% (abs) as a result of the TCO annealing, reaching a stable efficiency of 12.1% for a 1 cm2 solar cell and 11.6% for a mini module. The challenges in developing thin film silicon solar modules with higher efficiency than presently reached are discussed. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Kirner S.,Helmholtz Center Berlin | Hammerschmidt M.,Konrad Zuse Zentrum fur Informationstechnik Berlin | Schwanke C.,Helmholtz Center Berlin | Lockau D.,Konrad Zuse Zentrum fur Informationstechnik Berlin | And 10 more authors.
IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics | Year: 2014

The influence of the transparent conducting oxide (TCO) topography was studied on the performance of a silicon oxide intermediate reflector layer (IRL) in a-Si/μc-Si tandem cells, both experimentally and by 3-D optical simulations. Therefore, cells with varying IRL thickness were deposited on three different types of TCOs. Clear differences were observed regarding the performance of the IRL as well as its ideal thickness, both experimentally and in the simulations. Optical modeling suggests that a small autocorrelation length is essential for a good performance. Design rules for both the TCO topography and the IRL thickness can be derived from this interplay. © 2011-2012 IEEE.


Melkonyan H.,Masdar Institute of Science and Technology | Saylan S.,Masdar Institute of Science and Technology | Heidelberg A.,Masdar PV GmbH | Bloess H.,Masdar PV GmbH | And 3 more authors.
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering | Year: 2013

Surface texturing in thin-film solar cells provides a promising way of addressing the loss components due to reflection and poor light absorption inside the cells. In this work, we study the reflection suppression performance of different submicron-scale periodic surface texturing morphologies through two dimensional (2D) finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) computations. The broadband reflection response is investigated at two interfaces, air/glass and glass/TCO (transparent conductive oxide), for a spectral range of 300-2500 nm. A Drude-Lorentz model is used to account for material dispersion and absorption within the wavelengths of interest. In order to optimize the light trapping performance, numerical simulations of various surface texture structures are compared with those of flat interfaces. Numerical results show a reduction in reflection at the air/glass interface to values below 0.2% for some of the triangular gratings, compared to up to 4% for the non-textured interface. For the glass/TCO interface, reflection decreases to less than half when compared to the non-textured interface, also for triangular gratings. Further structures that replicate perfect multi-layer anti-reflection coatings are also studied. These structures are tuned to cancel specific wavelengths and can create an arbitrary effective index, overcoming the constraint of the limited number of refractive index values available. The best structures obtained for the air/glass and glass/TCO interfaces are combined in one stack, achieving reflectance values at least one order of magnitude below the non-textured air/glass/TCO stack. © 2013 SPIE.


A method of installing a photovoltaic module includes providing a stationary substructure configured as a supporting and affixing structure and affixing the photovoltaic module to the substructure with an adhesive bond. A photovoltaic array includes a stationary substructure configured as a supporting and affixing structure and at least one photovoltaic module affixed to the substructure by an adhesive bond.


A method for mounting photovoltaic modules includes calculating a structural load of at least one photovoltaic module based on an expected mechanical load so as to determine optimal attachment locations on the at least one photovoltaic module for attachment elements. The attachment elements are disposed at the determined attachment locations so that the attachment elements extend partially over a section of the at least one photovoltaic module. The at least one photovoltaic module is attached to the substructure via the attachment elements.

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