Day4 Energy Inc. has extended its patented Day4 Electrode technology to the interconnection of back-contact solar cells.
According to the company, this technology reduces the number of photovoltaic cell handling steps during the module assembly process to as few as one. Reduction in the number of handling steps is expected to result in an improvement in manufacturing yields, as well as allowing for commercial implementation of larger, thinner and, thus, less expensive solar cells.
Additionally, Day4 Electrode's power collection properties permit the design of larger-size back contact solar cells and as much as a ten-fold reduction in the amount of silver used in the manufacturing of high-efficiency back contact solar cells, the company adds.
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SOURCE: Day4 Energy Inc.