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The renaissance of CdTe-based photovoltaics
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Over the past several years, CdTe-based photovoltaics have undergone a revolution. CdTe is a mature PV technology, spanning over 60 years. For a decade, CdTe record cell efficiencies remained dormant at 16.7%, far behind multi-crystalline Silicon (mc-Si) as well as the competing thin film PV technology, CuInxGa1-xSe2 (CIGS). Recently, the CdTe field reawakened as multiple fundamental breakthroughs pushed the record cell efficiencies from 16.7% in 2011 to 21.0%, announced recently1. CdTe now stands as the most efficient, polycrystalline, thin-film PV system with ample room for further optimization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9177, Thin Films for Solar and Energy Technology VI, 917702 (7 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2067924
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William H. Huber, GE Global Research (United States)
Anil R. Duggal, GE Global Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9177:
Thin Films for Solar and Energy Technology VI
Louay A. Eldada; Michael J. Heben, Editor(s)

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