Characterization of MOCVD Thin-Film CdTe Photovoltaics on Space-Qualified Cover Glass

Lamb, Daniel Ash, Irvine, Stuart James C., Clayton, Andrew James, Kartopu, Giray, Barrioz, Vincent, Hodgson, Simon David, Baker, Mark A., Grilli, Rossana, Hall, James, Underwood, Craig I. and Kimber, Richard (2016) Characterization of MOCVD Thin-Film CdTe Photovoltaics on Space-Qualified Cover Glass. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 6 (2). pp. 557-561. ISSN 2156-3381

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2520199

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cadmium telluride, CdTe, metal-organic chemical vapour deposition, MOCVD, photovoltaic cells, PV, transparent conductive oxide, TCO
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
J500 Materials Technology not otherwise specified
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2018 16:28
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2018 16:28
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/34888

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