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 publicationProceddings 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
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventProceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2003 May 112003 May 18

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
VolumeA

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 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.), Proceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (pp. 360-363). (Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion; Vol. A).