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
26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and, Hamburg (Germany), 2013-09-01 - 2013-09-06
Contribution to a conference proceedings
Thin Film Photovoltaics
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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%.