This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2013 

Innovative Series Connection Concept for Thin-Film Solar ModulesHamburg
Haas, Stefan (Corresponding author)
Bauer, A. / Lambertz, A. / Rau, U.
Photovoltaik; IEK-5
WIP 2011
2375 - 2378
10.4229/26thEUPVSEC2011-3BO.4.5
26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and, Hamburg (Germany), 2013-09-01 - 2013-09-06
Contribution to a conference proceedings
Thin Film Photovoltaics
Please use the identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.4229/26thEUPVSEC2011-3BO.4.5 in citations.
The paper introduces a new type of series connection that can considerably increase the active area and thus the efficiency of a thin film module by a superior arrangement of the patterning grooves. We describe the functionality of the innovative series connection and demonstrate the applicability of the new concept for a laser patterned thin film silicon solar module. For this module the new series connection leads to an relative efficiency increase of approximately 3%.