In a research note to investors, Weinstein says the news that its interdigitated back contact
solar modules manufactured in Malaysia will be exempted from U.S.
Valoe had announced its objective to develop a next generation IBC (Interdigitated Back Contact
) cell, the efficiency and other features related to electricity generation of which are remarkably better, as compared to polycrystalline and monocrystalline cells commonly available on the market currently.
Reportedly, Valoe's objective is to use the cell production line for developing a solar cell that would leverage the benefits and qualities of Valoe's own back contact
module in the best possible way.
The cell structure of CIGS is known as substrate configuration where the light enters the cell through Transparent Conducting Oxide (TCO), passes through the buffer layer, is absorbed by the CIGS, and then reaches the back contact
, usually molybdenum, which is deposited on the substrate.
Especially on polymer-based substrates like polyimide, the high water and oxygen permeation can result in an increased corrosion of the CIGS back contact
. With its higher corrosion resistance MoTa can minimize this effect.
"By sponsoring Apollo VI Solar Car to compete in World Solar Challenge, we provided high-efficiency back contact
monocrystalline solar cells up to 23% conversion rate that were produced by AUO SunPower, a joint venture solar cell manufacturing facility in Malaysia.[??]
The MWT back contact
cell basically just removes the busbars (the wider lines used for connecting the cells together) from the front side of the cell.
Trade Representative has filed with the Federal Register office for publication that certain interdigitated back contact
solar cells and modules within specific size and power ranges, will be excluded from the solar tariffs imposed in January pursuant to Section 201 of the Trade Act.
In this work, p-n homojunction Si solar cell with an electron-blocking layer (EBL)  has been studied with the variation of front and back contact
parameters such as the work function (eV) and reflection coefficient.
Global Banking News-December 13, 2013--Barclays takes back contact
centres from India to UK
We will continue to work through this process with the Administration to convey that only SunPower can make a copper-plated, interdigitated back contact
solar cells and that with an exclusion, SunPower can further invest in research and development to improve on its market-leading efficiency and performance while demonstrating America's continuing leadership in solar energy innovation.