Polycrystalline Thin Film Photovoltaic Technology

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    Low-cost, high-efficiency thin-film modules are an exciting photovoltaic technology option for generating cost-effective electricity in 1995 and beyond. In this paper we review the significant technical progress made in the following thin films: copper indium diselenide, cadmium telluride, and polycrystalline thin silicon films. Also, the recent U.S. DOE/SERI initiative to commercialize theseemerging technologies is discussed.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 1991
    EventISES Solar World Congress 1991 - Denver, Colorado
    Duration: 19 Aug 199123 Aug 1991


    ConferenceISES Solar World Congress 1991
    CityDenver, Colorado

    Bibliographical note

    Prepared for the ISES Solar World Congress 1991, 19-23 August 1991, Denver, Colorado

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-211-4212


    • photovoltaics (PV)
    • polycrystalline
    • solar energy
    • thin films


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