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Characterization of MOCVD Thin-Film CdTe Photovoltaics on Space-Qualified Cover Glass / Daniel Ash Lamb, Stuart Irvine, Andrew James Clayton, Giray Kartopu, Vincent Barrioz, Simon David Hodgson, Mark A. Baker, Rossana Grilli, James Hall, Craig I. Underwood, Richard Kimber

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Volume: 6, Issue: 2, Pages: 557 - 561

Swansea University Author: Stuart Irvine

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This paper details the AM0 conversion efficiency of a metal-organic chemical vapor phase deposition thin-film cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cell deposited onto a cerium-doped cover glass (100 μm). An AM0 best cell conversion efficiency of 12.4% (0.25-cm2 contact area) is reported. An AM0 mean effic...

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Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
ISSN: 2156-3381 2156-3403
Published: 2016
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa32326
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Abstract: This paper details the AM0 conversion efficiency of a metal-organic chemical vapor phase deposition thin-film cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cell deposited onto a cerium-doped cover glass (100 μm). An AM0 best cell conversion efficiency of 12.4% (0.25-cm2 contact area) is reported. An AM0 mean efficiency of 12.1% over eight cells demonstrated good spatial uniformity. Excellent adhesion of the cell structure to the cover glass was observed with an adhesive strength of 38 MPa being measured before cohesive failure of the test adhesive. The device structure on cover glass was also subject to severe thermal shock cycling of +80 °C to -196 °C, showing no signs of delamination and no deterioration of the photovoltaic (PV) performance.
College: College of Engineering
Issue: 2
Start Page: 557
End Page: 561