Progress in Thin Film Solar Photovoltaic Technologies

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    This paper focuses on the rapid recent advances made by thin film solar cell technologies, namely, amorphous silicon, copper indium diselenide, and cadmium telluride. It also indicates the several advantages of thin films. Various consumer products and power applications using thin film solar cells are also discussed. The increasing interest among the utilities for PV system applications is alsoelucidated.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages14
    StatePublished - 1989

    Bibliographical note

    Prepared for the 9th Miami International Congress on Energy and Environment, Miami Beach, Florida, 11-13 December 1989

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-211-3604


    • amorphous silicon
    • cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic solar cells modules
    • copper indium diselenide (CIS)
    • photovoltaics (PV)
    • solar cells
    • solar energy
    • thin films


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