Progress in Polycrystalline Thin-Film Solar Cells

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    Photovoltaic devices based on several polycrystalline thin-film materials have reached near and above 10% sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiencies. This paper examines the various polycrystalline thin-film PV materials including CuInSe2 and CdTe in terms of their material properties, fabrication techniques, problems, and potentials.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages7
    StatePublished - 1983

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-211-2048


    • CdS
    • CdTe
    • Cu2Se
    • CuInSe2 (CIS)
    • gallium arsenide (GaAs)
    • polycrystalline thin-film solar cells
    • Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI)
    • ZN3P2


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