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Development of cost-effective silver alloy front-side paste for silicon solar cells

  • Technology Inspired CRD – Advanced Materials 2 year project funded by the Technology Strategy Board
  • Project partners: Johnson Matthey, University of Sheffield, Phoenix Scientific Industries

Project Objectives

  • Investigate silver alloys as cheaper alternatives to pure silver paste in PV applications.
    • Maintain high conductivity, solderability, oxidation resistance
  • Development of silver alloy powders
  • Fabrication of screen printable paste with required characteristics
  • Demonstration of 18% efficient PV cell manufactured using novel silver alloy

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