Advanced Processing of CdTe- and CuIn1-xGaxSe2-Based Solar Cells: Final Technical Report, 26 May 1998--22 December 2001

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report

Abstract

This project addresses most of the key CdTe technology areas, with focus on improving the manufacturability and long-term stability of this technology. The activities over this 3-year period include developing simplified processing, studying novel front and back contacts, and improving long-term stability. This report describes work carried out during the last year of the project. The solar cellsdiscussed below are fabricated by various deposition technologies that include chemical vapor deposition, chemical-bath deposition, close-spaced sublimation, and rf-sputtering. The devices are routinely evaluated using standard solar cell analytical techniques such as dark and light current-voltage, spectral response, and capacitance-voltage measurements.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages51
StatePublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

Work performed by the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-520-35092

Keywords

  • capacitance voltage (CV)
  • CdTe
  • chemical bath deposition (CBD)
  • chemical vapor deposition (CVD)
  • close-space sublimation (CSS)
  • dark and light current-voltage (J-V)
  • long-term stability
  • manufacturability
  • PV
  • RF-sputtering
  • solar cells
  • spectral response (SR)

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