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Title: Cadmium telluride solar cells: Record-breaking voltages

Here, the performance of CdTe solar cells — cheaper alternatives to silicon photovoltaics — is hampered by their low output voltages, which are normally well below the theoretical limit. Now, record voltages of over 1 V have been reported in single-crystal CdTe heterostructure solar cells, which are close to those of benchmark GaAs cells.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2058-7546
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY
OSTI Identifier:
1267052

Poplawsky, Jonathan D. Cadmium telluride solar cells: Record-breaking voltages. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1038/nenergy.2016.21.
Poplawsky, Jonathan D. Cadmium telluride solar cells: Record-breaking voltages. United States. doi:10.1038/nenergy.2016.21.
Poplawsky, Jonathan D. 2016. "Cadmium telluride solar cells: Record-breaking voltages". United States. doi:10.1038/nenergy.2016.21. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1267052.
@article{osti_1267052,
title = {Cadmium telluride solar cells: Record-breaking voltages},
author = {Poplawsky, Jonathan D.},
abstractNote = {Here, the performance of CdTe solar cells — cheaper alternatives to silicon photovoltaics — is hampered by their low output voltages, which are normally well below the theoretical limit. Now, record voltages of over 1 V have been reported in single-crystal CdTe heterostructure solar cells, which are close to those of benchmark GaAs cells.},
doi = {10.1038/nenergy.2016.21},
journal = {Nature Energy},
number = 3,
volume = 1,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {1}
}