The XsunX Process
The XsunX technique for making transparent solar cells leverages two distinctly different technologies - amorphous solar cell process and flat panel display process - that have not previously been linked. By adding known processing techniques to those commonly used in the solar industry, XsunX has been able to create and protect a structure that is both transparent and photovoltaic. The XsunX Process combines the following advantages:
• It is transparent and therefore can be used in places inapplicable to existing solar cells.
• It is cost effective because it uses thin film amorphous silicon.
• It may be readily manufactured because the methods for manufacture uses commercially available chemical vapor deposition and laser annealing equipment.
• It can be used on a wide variety of substrates including low temperature substrates.