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Title: Thin film solar cell configuration and fabrication method

Abstract

A new photovoltaic device configuration based on an n-copper indium selenide absorber and a p-type window is disclosed. A fabrication method to produce this device on flexible or rigid substrates is described that reduces the number of cell components, avoids hazardous materials, simplifies the process steps and hence the costs for high volume solar cell manufacturing.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
InterPhases Solar, Moorpark, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176193
Patent Number(s):
7560641
Application Number:
10/460,872
Assignee:
Menezes, Shalini, Thousand Oaks, CA (United States)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2003 Jun 14
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Menezes, Shalini. Thin film solar cell configuration and fabrication method. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Menezes, Shalini. Thin film solar cell configuration and fabrication method. United States.
Menezes, Shalini. Tue . "Thin film solar cell configuration and fabrication method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176193.
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {7}
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Novel approach to CuInSe 2 ‐based thin‐film photovoltaic cells
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12% solar conversion efficiency by interphase restructuring
journal, July 1984


p-Type Electrical Conduction in ZnO Thin Films by Ga and N Codoping
journal, November 1999