Improvement of Near-Term CdTe Processing and Product Capabilities and Establishment of Next-Generation CdTe Technology: Annual Technical Progress Report, 1 September 1995 - 31 August 1996

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report

Abstract

This report describes the accomplishments of Golden Photon, Inc. (GPI) during Phase One of this subcontract. GPI researchers demonstrated a 29.3-watt, 2-ft. x 2-ft. module aperture-area efficiency of 8.8%, with an active-area efficiency of 10.5%; improved CdTe morphology through recrystallization demonstrated by efficiency and stability; reduced production costs by reduced weight, thickness ofmodule, and permeability to water; modified graphite and dopant incorporation, which resulted in greater efficiency, uniformity, and reproducibility; participated in team efforts to provide samples for CdS thickness/Voc testing, distribute CdTe material for back contact, and develop performance certification standardization; and provided efficiency and life-testing data modules to the NationalRenewable Energy Laboratory.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages35
StatePublished - 1997

Bibliographical note

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

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-520-23262

Keywords

  • cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic solar cells modules
  • CdTe processing
  • module fabrication
  • next generation
  • photovoltaics (PV)
  • technology
  • thin films

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