Recent Technological Advances in Thin Film Solar Cells

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    High-efficiency, low-cost thin film solar cells are an exciting photovoltaic technology option for generating cost-effective electricity in 1995 and beyond. This paper reviews the substantial advances made by several thin film solar cell technologies, namely, amorphous silicon, copper indium diselenide cadmium telluride, and polycrystalline silicon. Recent examples of utility demonstrationprojects of these emerging materials are also discussed.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages7
    StatePublished - 1990

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-211-3679


    • amorphous silicon
    • cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic solar cells modules
    • copper indium diselenide (CIS)
    • photovoltaic systems
    • photovoltaic technology
    • polycrystalline silicon
    • solar cells
    • thin films


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