Contacting technology for thin film CdTe photovoltaic modules

B. Ghosh, Robert Miles, M. J. Carter

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    Abstract

    Improvement of a reliable contacting metallurgy is the present key issue for the successful exploitation of CdTe photovoltaic modules. Many contacting schemes have been proposed to overcome this bottleneck; however, each proposition has its own limitation. Moreover, thermodynamic stability is the real question for a contacting metallurgy. A technology is described which is not only thermodynamically stable but also low cost. The method of deposition is simple with a high throughput and can be adopted for large scale commercial applications. To the best of our knowledge using this contacting technology this is the first time a high value of Jsc has been obtained from large area devices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)932-933
    JournalElectronics Letters
    Volume32
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 1996

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