The State and Future Prospects of Kesterite Photovoltaics

Ingrid Repins, Alex Polizzotti, Rommel Noufi, Su-Huai Wei, David Mitzi

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A recent meeting of experts in kesterite, chalcopyrite, and related thin-film solar cell devices; characterization; and modeling from industry, academia, and national labs identified high-impact pathways forward in kesterite photovoltaics research, towards the end-goal of achieving high-efficiency (>18%) devices in an accelerated timeframe. This paper summarizes the conclusions of this meeting while providing background on key areas of kesterite research. This paper does not aim to provide a comprehensive status-of-the-field review but rather to suggest specific and targeted areas where additional focus might yield the highest-impact results.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)3171-3182
Number of pages12
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5200-72034


  • future prospects
  • high-efficiency
  • kesterites
  • photovoltaics
  • thin-film solar cells


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