Cadmium Telluride Accelerator Consortium (CTAC)

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The United States is the leader in cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing, and CdTe is the second most-deployed solar technology in the world. The CdTe Accelerator Consortium (CTAC) was formed to enhance U.S. technology leadership and competitiveness in CdTe photovoltaics (PV) including increasing cell efficiencies, decreasing module costs, and maintaining or increasing domestic CdTe PV material and module production. Leadership for the 3-year consortium was selected by an NREL team through a competitive solicitation. CTAC was formally announced on August 1st by U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur at an event held at University of Toledo. We will give an overview of CTAC research directions along with their goals and activities. We can also discuss how CTAC relates to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and to the U.S. Manufacturing of Advanced Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaics Consortium (US-MAC). Visit our poster to find out who leads CTAC and how you can get involved.
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-5K00-88877


  • costs
  • II-VI semiconductor materials
  • leadership
  • manufacturing
  • photovoltaic systems
  • production
  • renewable energy sources


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