Improved Performance in ZnO/CdS/CuGaSe2 Thin-Film Solar Cells

David L. Young, James Keane, Anna Duda, Jehad A.M. AbuShama, Craig L. Perkins, Manuel Romero, Rommel Noufi

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We report the growth and characterization of improved efficiency wide-bandgap ZnO/CdS/CuGaSe2 thin-film solar cells. The CuGaSe 2 absorber thickness was intentionally decreased to better match depletion widths indicated by drive-level capacitance profiling data. A total-area efficiency of 9-5% was achieved with a fill factor of 70-8% and a Voc of 910 mV. Published in 2003 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)535-541
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2003

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-520-34538


  • Copper gallium diselenide
  • CuGaSe
  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar conversion efficiency
  • Thin-film solar cell


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