CuxS back contact for CdTe solar cells

Donghwan Kim, Brian E. McCandless, Steven S. Hegedus, Robert W. Birkmire

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Abstract

Copper sulfide (CuxS) films were studied as a back contact material for CdTe solar cells. The CuxS films were made by chemical bath deposition in aqueous solution. Annealing at 200°C in Ar improved the performance of the solar cells. Using the CdS/CdTe/CuxS/C structure, an open-circuit voltage (Vœ) higher than 840 mV and an energy conversion efficiency higher than 11% were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
EditorsK. Kurokawa, L.L. Kazmerski, B. McNeils, M. Yamaguchi, C. Wronski
Pages360-363
Number of pages4
VolumeA
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
EventProceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2003 May 112003 May 18

Other

OtherProceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period03/5/1103/5/18

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Solar cells
Open circuit voltage
Energy conversion
Conversion efficiency
Annealing
Copper
Sulfides

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  • Engineering(all)

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Kim, D., McCandless, B. E., Hegedus, S. S., & Birkmire, R. W. (2003). CuxS back contact for CdTe solar cells. In K. Kurokawa, L. L. Kazmerski, B. McNeils, M. Yamaguchi, & C. Wronski (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (Vol. A, pp. 360-363)

CuxS back contact for CdTe solar cells. / Kim, Donghwan; McCandless, Brian E.; Hegedus, Steven S.; Birkmire, Robert W.

Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion. ed. / K. Kurokawa; L.L. Kazmerski; B. McNeils; M. Yamaguchi; C. Wronski. Vol. A 2003. p. 360-363.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kim, D, McCandless, BE, Hegedus, SS & Birkmire, RW 2003, CuxS back contact for CdTe solar cells. in K Kurokawa, LL Kazmerski, B McNeils, M Yamaguchi & C Wronski (eds), Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion. vol. A, pp. 360-363, Proceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Osaka, Japan, 03/5/11.
Kim D, McCandless BE, Hegedus SS, Birkmire RW. CuxS back contact for CdTe solar cells. In Kurokawa K, Kazmerski LL, McNeils B, Yamaguchi M, Wronski C, editors, Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion. Vol. A. 2003. p. 360-363
Kim, Donghwan ; McCandless, Brian E. ; Hegedus, Steven S. ; Birkmire, Robert W. / CuxS back contact for CdTe solar cells. Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion. editor / K. Kurokawa ; L.L. Kazmerski ; B. McNeils ; M. Yamaguchi ; C. Wronski. Vol. A 2003. pp. 360-363
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