Progress in Thin Film CIGS Modules

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    We have demonstrated 13% conversion efficiency in 40 cm2 submodules based on CIGS. We review the developments that have made this possible, and identify several remaining areas where better understanding or further improvement would have a significant effect on the commercial viability of large area thin film modules based on CIGS. We report some recent results in these remaining areas,specifically on the achievement of larger area deposition for the absorber layer, the achievement of highly conductive ZnO, and some results on the function of the buffer and contacting layers in the CIGS based structure.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages10
    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 Solarex, Newtown, Pennsylvania

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-23661


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