CdTe Solar Cells: Electronic and Morphological Properties

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    CdTe solar cells have been produced with record efficiency and excellent stability from a low cost manufacturing line. Efficiency of 14.7% has been attained by standard manufacturing film deposition processes on soda lime glass. Modules were produced that have 10.5% active area efficiency. Long term testing of modules have shown degradation rates of less than 0.5%/year. These improvements havebeen linked to changes in CdTe morphology produced by recrystallization time/temperature profiles.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 1997
    EventNREL/SNL Photovoltaics Program Review: 14th Conference - Lakewood, Colorado
    Duration: 18 Nov 199622 Nov 1996


    ConferenceNREL/SNL Photovoltaics Program Review: 14th Conference
    CityLakewood, Colorado

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Golden Photon, Inc., Golden, Colorado

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-23664


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