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Promising Thin Film Solar Cells - An Overview
Author(s): Jack L. Stone
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Paper Abstract

Several thin film solar cell materials have demonstrated greater than 10% conversion efficiency, including amorphous silicon, polycrystalline silicon, cadmium sulfide/copper sulfide, cadmium sulfide/copper indium diselenide, gallium arsenide (CLEFT), cadmium sulfide/cadmium telluride, and gallium arsenide/silicon. The generic category of thin film solar cells is examined to determine prerequisites for use of these materials for large quantities of competitive electrical energy production. The future extrapolated performance, low cost potential, and areas for further research are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1983
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0407, Photovoltaics for Solar Energy Applications II, (8 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935678
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Jack L. Stone, Solar Energy Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0407:
Photovoltaics for Solar Energy Applications II
David Adler, Editor(s)

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