Progress in High-Throughput Manufacturing of Thin-Film CdTe Modules

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    Solar Cells, Inc. ('SCI') has manufactured and installed over 50kW of thin-film CdTe modules with an average total area efficiency of greater than 6.75%. These installations have demonstrated reliable performance at or above system ratings. In addition, modules routinely pass extensive stress testing. A champion 60cm x 120cm module has been measured at 61.0 watts or over 9.0% aperture areaefficiency. SCI has initiated the scaling of its pilot line process to a multimegawatt level. This paper summarizes the status of these development activities including equipment specification, support programs, and product validation.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages7
    StatePublished - 1997
    EventNREL/SNL Photovoltaics Program Review: 14th Conference - Lakewood, Colorado
    Duration: 18 Nov 199622 Nov 1996


    ConferenceNREL/SNL Photovoltaics Program Review: 14th Conference
    CityLakewood, Colorado

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Solar Cells, Inc., Toledo, Ohio

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-23677


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