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Review of light induced degradation in silicon published today

Our review on "Light induced degradation in crystalline silicon" has been published today in Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells

Although several advances have been made in the characterization and the mitigation of light-induced degradation (LID), industrial silicon solar cells still suffer from different types of light-induced efficiency losses. This review compiles four decades of LID results in both electronic- and solar-grade crystalline silicon. The review focuses on the properties and the defect models of boron-oxygen LID and copper-related LID. Current techniques for LID mitigation are presented in order to reduce cell degradation and separate copper-related LID from boron-oxygen LID. Finally, the review summarizes recent observations of severe LID in modern multicrystalline silicon solar cells.

Open access from the link below until February 11th, 2016.
http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1SFc03In-8o~B6

J. Lindroos and H. Savin, Review of light-induced degradation in crystalline silicon solar cells, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 147, 115 (2016).

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