Publications & Patents

General PV


Solar PV yield and electricity generation in the UK

Nigel B Mason, IET Renewable Power Generation vol 10(4),456-459, April 2016

 

The Potential for PV in the UK

T Bruton & N Mason, Proc. PVSAT-8, Newcastle 2-4 April 2012

Technology Focus: Photovoltaics - Manufacturig Technology Innovations
Nigel Mason, invited paper, Nature Photonics vol 2(5), 281-283, May 2008

Outlook for Crystalline Silicon and Emerging Thin Film PV Technologies
Nigel B Mason, Proc. PVSAT-4, Bath 2-4 April 2008

A Strategic Research Agenda for Photovoltaic Solar Energy Technology – Report of the EU PV Technology Platform
WC Sinke, N Mason et al., Proc. 22nd European PVSEC, Milan 2007

Industry Developments that Sustain the Growth of Crystalline Silicon PV Output
Nigel B Mason, invited paper, Proc. PVSAT-3, Durham 2007

An Industry Perspective on Future PV Technology
NB Mason and D Carlson, invited paper, Boer Symposium, Berlin 5 May 2006

Prospects for Power Generation by Photovoltaics
NB Mason, Power Generation by Renewables, IMech 2000, ISBN 1 86058 309 1

Industry Trends in Crystalline Silicon PV Technology
Nigel B Mason, keynote paper, Renewable Energy Transforming Business, Brisbane, 30 Nov 2000

Crystalline Silicon PV Cells

High Efficiency Crystalline Silicon PV Cell Manufacture: Status and Prospects
Nigel B Mason, Proc. PVSAT-5, Glyndwr University 1-3 April 2009.

20.1% Efficient Large Area Cell on 140 Micron Thin Silicon Wafer
N Mason, O Schultz, R Russell, S Glunz, and W Warta, Proc. 21st European PVSEC, Dresden 2006

Loss Analysis of Double-Sided Buried Contact Solar Cells on FZ(B), MCZ(B), CZ(Ga), and CZ(B) Wafers
PJ Cousins, NB Mason and JE Cotter, Transactions on Electron Devices, 53(4), 2006, 797-807

Manufacturing and Design Issues for Thin Silicon Solar Cells Manufactured on FZ(B), MCZ(B), CZ(Ga) and CZ(B) Wafers
PJ Cousins, NB Mason and JE Cotter, Proc 31st IEEE PVSC, Orlando 2005

The Selection and Performance of Monocrystalline Silicon Substrates for Commercially Viable 20% Efficient LID-Free Solar Cells
NB Mason et al., Proc. 19th PVSEC, Paris 2004

The Technology and Performance of the Latest Generation Buried Contact Solar Cell Manufactured in BP Solar’s Tres Cantos Facility
N Mason et al., Proc. 19th European PVSEC, Paris 2004

New Generation BP Solar Saturn Cell in Production- The BP7180 Module
NB Mason et al., 19th Symposium PV Solarenergie, Kloster Banz 10-12 March 2004

The Advantage Project: Development of New Interconnection and Encapsulation Techniques for Back-Contact Solar Cells
H Knauss, M McCann, N Mason et al., Proc. 19th European PVSEC, Paris 2004

Electrochemical Deposition of Buried Contacts in High-Efficiency Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells
JAD Jensen, N Mason et al., J Electrochemical Society, 2003, 150(1), G49-57

Towards 20% Efficient Silicon Solar Cells Manufactured at 60 MWp per Annum
T Bruton, N Mason et al., Proc. WCPEC-3, Osaka, 16 May 2003

Buried Contact Cell Technology – New Manufacturing Process with Safety and Environmental Benefits
S Eager, N Mason, T Bruton, J Sherborne and R Russell, Proc. PVSAT-1, Loughborough 2003

High Efficiency Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells on B-Doped FZ and Ga-Doped CZ Wafers
S Gledhill, O Nast Hartley, K Heasman, R Russell and N Mason, Proc. PVSAT-1, Loughborough 2003

Laser Grooved Buried Grid Silicon Solar Cells from Pilot Line to 50 MWp Manufacturing in Ten Years
NB Mason, TM Bruton and MA Balbuena, plenary paper, PV in Europe, Rome, 7-11 Oct 2002, 227-9

Investigation of Thin Aluminium Films on the Rear of Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells for Back Surface Field Formation
O Hartley, R Russell, K Heasman, NB Mason, TM Bruton, Proc 29th IEEE PVSC New Orleans 20-24 May 2002

Environmentally Friendly Process in the Manufacture of Saturn Solar Cells
S Eager, N Mason, T Bruton, J Sherborne and R Russell, Proc 29th IEEE PVSC 20-24 May 2002, 62-5

Comparison of 12 Month kWh/kWp Energy Output Testing of Two Different Crystalline Silicon Cell Technologies with Annual Sales of Over 20 MWp
NB Mason and T Bruton, Proc. 28th IEEE PVSC, Anchorage, 15-22 Sept 2000

The LGBG Cell – A Versatile Technology for Photovoltaics
S Müller, R Tölle, NB Mason and TM Bruton, Proc. 13th Symposium PV Solarenergie, Kloster Banz 1998, 402

Factors Which Maximise the kWh/kWp Performance of PV Installations in Northern Europe
NB Mason, TM Bruton and TC Heasman, Proc. 14th European PVSEC, Barcelona 1997, 2021

Multicrystalline Buried Contact Solar Cells Using a New Electroless Plating Metallization Sequence and a High Throughput Mechanical Groove Formation
R Kühn, P Fath, M Spiegel, G Willeke, E Bucher, TM Bruton, NB Mason, and R Russell, Proc. 14th European PVSEC, Barcelona 1997, 2672

High Efficiency Production Silicon Solar Cells with Screen Printed Contacts
S Roberts, TM Bruton, DW Cunningham, KC Heasman, NB Mason and R Russell, Proc. 13th European PVSEC, Nice 1995

Recent Progress in the Production of High Efficiency Laser Grooved Buried Grid Silicon Solar Cells
TM Bruton, NB Mason et al., Proc. 9th Symposium PV Solarenergie, Kloster Banz 1994

Large Area High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells Made by the Laser Grooved Buried Grid Process TM Bruton, NB Mason et al., Proc. 12th European PVSEC, Amsterdam 11-15 Apr 1992, p761

High Efficiency Modules for Grid Connected Applications
JP Nagle, R Russell, NB Mason and BE Lord, Proc. 11th EC PV Solar Energy Conf., Montreux 1992, 1186-8

The Use of High Efficiency Solar Cells in Grid Connected Applications
TM Bruton, JG Summers, RDW Scott, NB Mason, 7th Symposium PV Solarenergie, Kloster Banz, 1992, 589

A High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cell Production Technology
NB Mason, D Jordan and JG Summers, Proc. 10th EC PV Solar Energy Conf., Lisbon 1991, 280-3

Concentrator Cells

Low Cost 100X Point Focus Silicon Concentrator Cells Made by the LGBC Process
T Bruton, S Roberts, N Mason, K Heasman, Proc., 31st IEEE PVSC, Orlando Jan 2005

480 kWpeak EUCLIDES Concentrator Power Plant Using Parabolic Troughs
G Sala, NB Mason, et al., Proc 2nd World Conf. PVSEC, Vienna 1998, 1963-8

Some Results of the EUCLIDES Photovoltaic Concentrator Prototype
A Luque, G Sala, JC Arboiro, T Bruton, D Cunningham and N Mason, Progress in Photovoltaics, 5, 195-212 (1997)

Optimisation of Low-Cost Concentrator Solar Cells
NB Mason, TM Bruton, KC Heasman and R Russell, Proc. 13th European PVSEC, Nice 1995, 2110-2

Recent Developments in Concentrator Cells and Modules Using Silicon Laser Grooved Buried Grid Cells
T Bruton, J Nagle, N Mason, R Russell, K Heasman, M O’Neill, Proc. 11th EC PVSEC, Montreux 1992, 1042-4

High Efficiency Solar Cells for Concentrators
NB Mason et al., Proc. 22nd IEEE PV Conf., Las Vegas 7-11 Oct 1991, 124-7

Thin-Film PV

High Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (HEFTY)
NB Mason, KWJ Barnham, IM Ballard and J Zhang, DTI Contract Report S/P2/00369

Application of Industrial Processing Techniques to Thin-Film Crystalline Solar Cells on Highly Doped Defected Silicon Substrates
T Vermeulen, NB Mason et al., Proc. 2nd World Conf. PVSEC, Vienna, 1998, 1209-13

Thin Film CdTe Photovoltaic Cells
JM Woodcock, NB Mason, et al., Proc. 12th EC PV Solar Energy Conf., 1994

BP Solar Thin Film CdTe Photovoltaic Technology
AK Turner, NB Mason et al., Technical Digest of the international PVSEC-7, Nagoya, 1993, 515

Coloured Cells

The Development of Coloured Silicon Solar Cells for Architectural Applications
NB Mason, TM Bruton, KC Heasman, R Russell and RDW Scott, Proc. EuroSun’96, Freiburg 16-19 Sept 1996

The Development of Modules Containing High Efficiency Coloured Silicon Solar Cells for Use in Building Integration
NB Mason, TM Bruton, KC Heasman and R Russell, 11th Symposium PV Solarenergie, Kloster Banz, 1996

Properties and Performance of Coloured Solar Cells for Building Facades
NB Mason, TM Bruton and R Russell, Proc. 13th European PVSEC, Nice 23-27 Oct 1995

Development of High Efficiency Coloured Silicon Solar Cells for Use in Building Façade Elements
TM Bruton, NB Mason and KC Heasman, 10th Symposium PV Solarenergie, Kloster Banz, 1995

Metal Hydrides / Thermodynamics

The Effect of Stress on Hydride Precipitation
TB Flanagan, NB Mason and HK Birnbaum, Scripta Metallurgica, 1981, 15, 109-112

Enthalpy of Hydrogen in Palladium Alloys at Constant Interstitial Volume
R Burch and NB Mason, J Chem. Soc. Faraday I, 1980, 76, 2285-2289

Thermodynamic Relationships and Structural Transformations in TiCo and TiNi Intermetallic Alloy-Hydrogen Systems
R Burch and NB Mason, Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie Neue Folge, 1979, 116, 769-779

Absorption of Hydrogen by Titanium-Cobalt and Titanium-Nickel Intermetallic Alloys. Part 1 – Experimental Results
Robert Burch and Nigel B Mason, J Chem. Soc. Faraday I, 1979, 75, 561

Absorption of Hydrogen by Titanium-Cobalt and Titanium-Nickel Intermetallic Alloys. Part 2 – Thermodynamic Parameters and Theoretical Models
Robert Burch and Nigel B Mason, J Chem. Soc. Faraday I, 1979, 75, 578

The Relative Importance of Geometric and Electronic Contributions to the Thermodynamic Properties of Bodycentred Cubic Metal Hydrides
R Burch and NB Mason, J Less-Common Metals, 1979, 63, 57

Crystallography

Crystal Structures of Four Complexes of Quinquedentate Macrocyclic Ligands with Novel Co-ordination Geometries Containing Five-co-ordinate Silver (I), Six-Co-ordinate Cadmium (II), Six-Co-ordinate Mercury (II) and Seven-Co-ordinate Cadmium (II)
SM Nelson, SG McFall, MGB Drew, AH bin Othman and NB Mason, JCS Chem Comm., 1977

Patents

 

US 6 881 671 B2, 19 Apr 2005, Australia 00610081.2, 19 Oct 2006, India 022 000120, 24 May 2006, China ZL 01 8 14185.4, 24 May 2006
Process for Depositing Metal Contacts on Buried Grid Solar Cell and Solar Cell Obtained by the Process

US 7 071 018 B2, 4 Jul 2006, Process for Manufacturing a Solar Cell

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