Charles Teplin and colleagues have grown biaxially textured heteroepitaxial crystal silicon (c-Si) films on display glass, which could be used as a low-cost material for photovoltaics. They have fabricated a proof-of-concept c-Si solar cell, with an open circuit voltage of 375 mV.
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Biaxially-textured photovoltaic film crystal silicon on ion beam assisted deposition CaF2 seed layers on glass
James R Groves, Bingrui Joel Li, Bruce Clemens, Vincenzo LaSalvia, Falah Hasoon, Howard M. Branz and Charles Teplin
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
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