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Title: Photovoltaic cell with thin CS layer

Abstract

An improved photovoltaic panel and method of forming a photovoltaic panel are disclosed for producing a high efficiency CdS/CdTe photovoltaic cell. The photovoltaic panel of the present invention is initially formed with a substantially thick Cds layer, and the effective thickness of the CdS layer is substantially reduced during regrowth to both form larger diameter CdTe crystals and substantially reduce the effective thickness of the C This invention was made with Government support under Subcontract No. ZL-7-06031-3 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (El Paso, TX)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869127
Patent Number(s):
5279678
Application Number:
07/819,882
Assignee:
Photon Energy, Inc. (Golden, CO) NREL
DOE Contract Number:  
ZL-7-06031-3
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
photovoltaic; cell; cs; layer; improved; panel; method; forming; disclosed; producing; efficiency; cds; cdte; initially; formed; substantially; thick; effective; thickness; reduced; regrowth; form; larger; diameter; crystals; reduce; government; support; subcontract; zl-7-06031-3; awarded; department; energy; rights; photovoltaic panel; cdte photovoltaic; substantially reduced; photovoltaic cell; substantially reduce; larger diameter; government support; form larger; cdte crystal; substantially thick; /136/257/427/438/

Citation Formats

Jordan, John F., and Albright, Scot P. Photovoltaic cell with thin CS layer. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Jordan, John F., & Albright, Scot P. Photovoltaic cell with thin CS layer. United States.
Jordan, John F., and Albright, Scot P. Tue . "Photovoltaic cell with thin CS layer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869127.
@article{osti_869127,
title = {Photovoltaic cell with thin CS layer},
author = {Jordan, John F. and Albright, Scot P.},
abstractNote = {An improved photovoltaic panel and method of forming a photovoltaic panel are disclosed for producing a high efficiency CdS/CdTe photovoltaic cell. The photovoltaic panel of the present invention is initially formed with a substantially thick Cds layer, and the effective thickness of the CdS layer is substantially reduced during regrowth to both form larger diameter CdTe crystals and substantially reduce the effective thickness of the C This invention was made with Government support under Subcontract No. ZL-7-06031-3 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

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