Properties of ZnO/CdS/CuInSe2 Solar Cells with Improved Performance

Jehad A.M. AbuShama, S. Johnston, T. Moriarty, G. Teeter, K. Ramanathan, R. Noufi

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We report the growth and characterization of low-bandgap record-efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInSe2 thin-film solar cells. The total area conversion efficiency for this cell is 14.5%. This result has been measured and confirmed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory under standard reporting conditions (1000 W/m2, 25°C, AM1·5 Global). The improved performance of the CuInSe2 solar cell is primarily due to a high current density. Material and device characterization data are presented.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-520-34281


  • Admittance spectroscopy
  • Copper indium diselenide
  • CuInSe
  • Grazing-angle incidence
  • Photovoltaics
  • Thin-film solar cells
  • Three-stage process


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