TY - CHAP A1 - Jhantu Kumar Saha A2 - Hajime Shirai ED1 - Leonid A. Kosyachenko Y1 - 2011-11-02 PY - 2011 T1 - Novel Deposition Technique for Fast Growth of Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Silicon Thin-Film for Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells N2 - The first book of this four-volume edition is dedicated to one of the most promising areas of photovoltaics, which has already reached a large-scale production of the second-generation thin-film solar modules and has resulted in building the powerful solar plants in several countries around the world. Thin-film technologies using direct-gap semiconductors such as CIGS and CdTe offer the lowest manufacturing costs and are becoming more prevalent in the industry allowing to improve manufacturability of the production at significantly larger scales than for wafer or ribbon Si modules. It is only a matter of time before thin films like CIGS and CdTe will replace wafer-based silicon solar cells as the dominant photovoltaic technology. Photoelectric efficiency of thin-film solar modules is still far from the theoretical limit. The scientific and technological problems of increasing this key parameter of the solar cell are discussed in several chapters of this volume. BT - Solar Cells SP - Ch. 17 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/23263 DO - 10.5772/23263 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-17 ER -