This contribution describes thin-film barrier coatings to enhance the stability of silicon thin-film solar modules. Thin-film barriers are applied to protect the modules from degradation in humid environment.
Τhis paper describes a field test and case study for capping a Dutch landfill with a solar capping layer by implementing a technical feasibility study in the field test and calculating scenarios for economic feasibility.
This paper provides two developments for reducing the production cost of back-contact modules. The first cost reduction potential is realised by replacing the conductive copper layer with aluminium with a very thin and locally applied copper coating using cold spray technology and the second comes from reduction of encapsulant usage.
This paper examines a few specific challenges in integrated PV products, especially integrated concepts on buildings and infrastructure.
This paper investigates new approaches to enhance recovery of valuable materials during the recycling of crystalline Si (cSi) PV modules. The recycling of out-of-specs, damaged or end-of-life cSi PV modules will gradually become more important for PV suppliers and recyclers. Also recycling can help to further reduce carbon and environmental footprint of cSi PV. Two approaches to enhance recyclability of frame are tested, glass, and silicon. The research was based on ECN’s conductive back-contact module technology.