Processing and Modeling Issues for Thin-Film Solar Cell Devices: Final Report

    Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


    During the three phases of the subcontract, the Institute of Energy Conversion researchers continued to provide the thin-film photovoltaic (PV) community with greater depth of understanding and insight into a wide variety of issues including: the deposition and characterization of CuIn1-xGaxSe2, a-Si, CdTe, CdS, and TCO thin films; the relationships between film and device properties; and theprocessing and analysis of thin-film PV devices. This has been achieved through the systematic investigation of all aspects of film and device production and through the analysis and quantification of the reaction chemistries involved in thin-film deposition. This methodology has led to controlled fabrications of 15%-efficient CuIn1-xGaxSe2 solar cells over a wide range of Ga compositions,improved process control of the fabrication of 10%-efficient a-Si solar cells, and reliable and generally applicable procedures for both contacting and doping CdTe films. ;
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages167
    StatePublished - 1997

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Institute of Energy Conversion, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/SR-520-23835


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