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Title: The Availability of Indium: The Present, Medium Term, and Long Term

Demand for indium is likely to increase if the growth in deployment of the copper-indium-gallium-selenide (CIGS) and III-V thin-film photovoltaic technologies accelerates. There are concerns about indium supply constraints since it is relatively rare element in the earth's crust and because it is produced exclusively as a byproduct.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1327212
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR--6A20-62409
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE indium; critical elements; mineral production; supply constraints