Advances in CdTe R&D at NREL [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2005. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 5 pages : digital, PDF file
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.), United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- This paper summarizes the following R&D accomplishments at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL): (1) Developed several novel materials and world-record high-efficiency CdTe solar cell, (2) Developed "one heat-up step" manufacturing processes, and (3) Demonstrated 13.9% transparent CdTe cell and 15.3% CdTe/CIS polycrystalline tandem solar cell. Cadmium telluride has been well recognized as a promising photovoltaic material for thin-film solar cells because of its near-optimum bandgap of ~1.5 eV and its high absorption coefficient. Impressive results have been achieved in the past few years for polycrystalline CdTe thin-film solar cells at NREL. In this paper, we summarize some recent R&D activities at NREL.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 11/01/2005., "nrel/cp-520-38954", and Ward, J. J.; Keane, J. C.; Perkins, C.; Zhou, J.; Wu, X.; Gessert, T. A.; Albin, D. S.; Levi, D. H.; Yan, Y.; Duda, A.; Dhere, R. G.; Moutinho, H. R.; Asher, S.; Teeter, G.; To, B.; DeHart, C.
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