12.3% Efficient Lifted-Off and Reconstructed As-Doped CdTe Thin Film Solar Cell

Ochai Oklobia, Deborah McGott, Giray Kartopu, Steve Jones, Stuart Irvine

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CdTe:As devices grown by MOCVD in the superstrate configuration have been reconfigured to a substrate structure, by employing a cleaving and reconstruction technique. Indium and aluminium doped Zinc oxide (IZO and AZO) layers were used as the transparent front interface without a metal grid. A substrate efficiency of 12.3% was realized with AZO front contact, retaining 80% of the superstrate device efficiency and an impressive approximately 99% of the open-circuit voltage. The IZO-based substrate device on the other hand performed at approximately 69 % retained efficiency. The crucial role of front interfaces is highlighted by the two contacts used here. The results in this work show promise for the development of highly efficient substrate CdTe:As devices.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE 50th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 11 Jun 202316 Jun 2023


Conference2023 IEEE 50th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)
CitySan Juan, Puerto Rico

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5K00-88886


  • II-VI semiconductor materials
  • indium
  • performance evaluation
  • photovoltaic cells
  • photovoltaic systems
  • voltage
  • zinc oxide


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