Development of Tandem Amorphous/Microcrystalline Silicon Thin-Film Large-Area See-Through Color Solar Panels with Reflective Layer and 4-Step Laser Scribing for Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Applications

Journal of Nanomaterials. 2014;2014 DOI 10.1155/2014/809261


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Journal Title: Journal of Nanomaterials

ISSN: 1687-4110 (Print); 1687-4129 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Limited

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Technology (General)

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Chin-Yi Tsai (Department of Applied Physics, National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan)
Chin-Yao Tsai (Auria Solar, Da-Ye 1st Road 9, Sinshih, Tainan 74146, Taiwan)


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Abstract | Full Text

In this work, tandem amorphous/microcrystalline silicon thin-film large-area see-through color solar modules were successfully designed and developed for building-integrated photovoltaic applications. Novel and key technologies of reflective layers and 4-step laser scribing were researched, developed, and introduced into the production line to produce solar panels with various colors, such as purple, dark blue, light blue, silver, golden, orange, red wine, and coffee. The highest module power is 105 W and the highest visible light transmittance is near 20%.