The fabrication process technology for large-area a-Si photovoltaic (PV) modules and their performance are reviewed. Our present technology enables us to provide 10% efficient large-area submodules with a stabilized efficiency of 8.5%. To study the practicability of the a-Si solar panels, we carried out an outdoor test for our a-Si modules. The results show that the a-Si solar PV modules generate power very efficiently in outdoor systems. The advantage of the a-Si modules under outdoor uses is presented and discussed. © 1994.
Ichikawa, Y. (1994). Fabrication technology for large-area a-Si solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 34(1–4), 321–328. https://doi.org/10.1016/0927-0248(94)90056-6