Overview and Challenges of Thin Film Solar Electric Technologies

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In this paper, we report on the significant progress made worldwide by thin-film solar cells, namely, amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe), and copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS). Thin-film photovoltaic (PV) technology status is also discussed in detail. In addition, R&D and technology challenges in all three areas are elucidated. The worldwide estimated projection for thin-film PV technology production capacity announcements are estimated at more than 5000 MW by 2010.

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Ullal, H. S. December 1, 2008.

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In this paper, we report on the significant progress made worldwide by thin-film solar cells, namely, amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe), and copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS). Thin-film photovoltaic (PV) technology status is also discussed in detail. In addition, R&D and technology challenges in all three areas are elucidated. The worldwide estimated projection for thin-film PV technology production capacity announcements are estimated at more than 5000 MW by 2010.

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  • Presented at the World Renewable Energy Congress X and Exhibition, 19-25 July 2008, Glasgow, Scotland

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Ullal, H. S. Overview and Challenges of Thin Film Solar Electric Technologies, article, December 1, 2008; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc900342/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.