31 januari 2018, Advancing PV: from passivation to contacts – A passivating contact workshop

The goal of this one-day workshop is to provide a platform to learn more about passivating contacts for crystalline silicon solar cells. Unlike the PV conferences where this topic already receives a fair amount of attention, this platform will enable a more in-depth discussion on the physics of the materials and the related solar cell processing. This does not only include the merits of the various passivating contact materials and structures, but specifically also the corresponding bottlenecks and challenges. Several speakers will give an overview of the recent developments in the field of passivating contacts and discuss the main advantages and drawbacks of the different approaches with the audience.

After attending this workshop, the participants will have a good overview of the status and prospects of passivating contacts for c-Si solar cells and understand the pros and cons of the various proposed contact structures.