Commercial Production of Thin-Film CdTe Photovoltaic Modules: 1995 Annual Report

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report

Abstract

This report presents a general overview of progress made in Golden Photon Inc.'s commercial production of thin-film CdTe photovoltaic modules. It describes the improvement in the number of batch runs processed through substrate deposition, all inter-connection, and encapsulation process steps; a progressive increase in the total number of panels processed each month; an improvement in cumulativeprocess yields; and the continual attention given to modifying operating parameters of each major process step. The report also describes manpower status and staffing issues. The description of the status of subcontract progress includes engineering design; process improvement and development; cost improvement and raw materials; environment, safety, and health; and manufacturing cost andproductivity optimization. Milestones and deliverables are also described.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 1997

Bibliographical note

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

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-520-22580

Keywords

  • cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic solar cells modules
  • photovoltaic
  • photovoltaic manufacturing technology (PVMAT)
  • process improvement

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