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Title: A novel manufacturing process for fabricating CdS/CdTe polycrystalline thin-film solar cells

Abstract

There are several production disadvantages inherent in conventional SnO{sub 2}/CdS/CdTe manufacturing processes. In this paper, the authors report a novel manufacturing process for fabricating polycrystalline Cd{sub 2}SnO{sub 4}/Zn{sub 2}SnO{sub 4}/CdS/CdTe thin-film solar cells that yielded a CdS/CdTe device with an NREL-confirmed efficiency of 14.0%. This process addresses undesirable manufacturing issues such as time-consuming and expensive heat-up and cool-down processes and generation of large amounts of liquid waste. CdTe cells prepared by this process have good performance, good uniformity, acceptable device stability, and excellent reproducibility.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
756254
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-520-28368
TRN: AH200017%%48
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland (UK), 05/01/2000--05/05/2000; Other Information: PBD: 15 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CADMIUM TELLURIDE SOLAR CELLS; MANUFACTURING; CADMIUM OXIDES; TIN OXIDES; ZINC OXIDES; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; WASTE MANAGEMENT; PERFORMANCE; CADMIUM SULFIDES; PHOTOVOLTAICS; CDTE; THIN FILM; MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSING; SOLAR CELLS; PV; DEVICE STABILITY

Citation Formats

Wu, X., and Sheldon, P. A novel manufacturing process for fabricating CdS/CdTe polycrystalline thin-film solar cells. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Wu, X., & Sheldon, P. A novel manufacturing process for fabricating CdS/CdTe polycrystalline thin-film solar cells. United States.
Wu, X., and Sheldon, P. Mon . "A novel manufacturing process for fabricating CdS/CdTe polycrystalline thin-film solar cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/756254.
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author = {Wu, X. and Sheldon, P.},
abstractNote = {There are several production disadvantages inherent in conventional SnO{sub 2}/CdS/CdTe manufacturing processes. In this paper, the authors report a novel manufacturing process for fabricating polycrystalline Cd{sub 2}SnO{sub 4}/Zn{sub 2}SnO{sub 4}/CdS/CdTe thin-film solar cells that yielded a CdS/CdTe device with an NREL-confirmed efficiency of 14.0%. This process addresses undesirable manufacturing issues such as time-consuming and expensive heat-up and cool-down processes and generation of large amounts of liquid waste. CdTe cells prepared by this process have good performance, good uniformity, acceptable device stability, and excellent reproducibility.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
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