thin-film solar cell Articles

  • Modelling of thin–film tandem solar cells

    Numerical modelling of thin–film tandem solar cells is investigated using PC–1D program. The program is adapted to simulate the performance of multi–junction solar cells. Cadmium–zinc telluride (Cd0.6Zn0.4Te) is chosen as an absorber layer material for the wide band gap top cell and copper indium diselenide ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transparent conducting oxides superstrate for thin film solar cells: an industrial prospective

    The demand for a TCO coated glass substrate as a base material and front electrode of the solar cells is expected to grow very strongly in the next few years. Therefore it is crucial to prepare the industrial tools and proper glass compositions to meet this very impressive demand. Mass production of extra clear glass and atmospheric pressure thermal CVD tool installed directly on the float glass ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thin film technologies changing the solar PV business

    The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is clearly in a rapid growth phase. The worldwide industry size was recently estimated at US$50 billion. Over the past few years, production capacity is thought to have grown at an average of 48% each year and cumulative global production is now at 12.4 Giga Watts (GW). It is also an industry on the brink of change. New technologies are emerging that seem ...


  • Deep Research Report on Global and China CIGS Thin Film Solar Cell Industry

    2010 Deep Research Report on Global and China CIGS Thin Film Solar Cell Industry 2010 Deep Research Report on Global and China CIGS Thin Film Solar Cell Industry was professional and depth research report on global and China CIGS thin film solar cell industry. This report has introduced almost all global and China CIGS projects, included CIGS project background, CIGS equipment sources, CIGS ...


  • Thin film investments and opportunity in India with the IFC

    Last week PV Insider spoke to Joseph Hudgins of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) about the drivers behind thin film investment decisions and how the Indian PV market can take off Ahead of his presentation at Thin Film USA (1-2 December, San Francisco), Joseph Hudgins, Principal Solar Scientist, Climate Business Group of the IFC, put a positive spin on a difficult year for the PV ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Growth mechanism and optical properties of zinc oxide thin film

    Zinc oxide (ZnO) thin films were successfully deposited on glass substrate by radio frequency (RF) sputtering technique. One set of the samples was annealed in open air at temperatures of 423 K, 573 K and 723 K for one hour while another set of samples was annealed under nitrogen atmosphere for the same duration of time and temperature as the other set. A growth mechanism for thin film growth by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Simulation and performance analysis of superstrate Cu(In,Ga)Se 2 solar cells using nanostructured Zn 1– x V x O thin films

    In this paper, we describe in the first step the structural, electrical and optical properties of the nanostructured Zn 1– x V x O thin films deposited on glass substrates by rf-magnetron sputtering using aerogel nanoparticles synthesised by the sol–gel method. The best properties, satisfying the role of window and buffer layers, were achieved, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The comparison of several silicon solar cells

    The solar cell is also known as the "solar chip", it is a kind of photoelectric semiconductor wafer that works by solar energy. Solar energy refers to solar radiation energy. Since the formation of the earth, organism mainly light and heat, provided by the sun to survive, and as a method of food preservation, such as salt and salted fish. But nowadays, the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • In situ indium–induced crystallisation of low temperature nano–poly silicon (LTNPS) thin film on ITO glass substrate

    For the first time, the low temperature nano–poly silicon (LTNPS) thin films were formed on indium tin oxide (ITO) glass with a temperature of ∼200ºC using the in situ indium–induced crystallisation of the plasma enhanced CVD (PECVD) deposited a–Si. Compared with the conventional method for transfer of the PECVD formed amorphous structure to the nano–poly one, the technology features a low ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Speakers at Thin Film Europe 2012 answer your crucial questions about the industry

    During our recent webinar on the future of thin film, your peers sent in countless questions about how this burgeoning technology will fare in 2012. So, we went away and asked our industry contacts and upcoming conference speakers – read on to see iSuppli & Solar Buzz respond to your questions on the future of Thin Film for 2012 and beyond. When should we expect the next round of ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Global and China Solar Cell and Module Industry

    “2011-2015 Deep Research Report on Global and China Solar Cell and Module Industry” was professional and depth research report on global and China Solar Cell and Module industry. Firstly, the report has introduced Solar Cell and Module basic information such as Solar Cell and Module definition classification and manufacturing process product specifications. Then introduced global and ...


  • Record sales for solar PV cells in 2009

    Manufacturers of solar PV cells produced 10,700 MW of product around the world in 2009, setting a new record, according to a recent Eco-Economy Indicators Report by the Earth Policy Institute (Washington, DC). The 10,700 MW represented a 51% increase over 2008 production levels—less than the dramatic 89% growth in 2008 but still continuing the rapid industry growth since 2004. As ...

  • Solar Cell Production Jumps 50 Percent in 2007

    Production of photovoltaics (PV) jumped to 3,800 megawatts worldwide in 2007, up an estimated 50 percent over 2006. At the end of the year, according to preliminary data, cumulative global production stood at 12,400 megawatts, enough to power 2.4 million U.S. homes. Growing by an impressive average of 48 percent each year since 2002, PV production has been doubling every two years, making it the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Water vapour permeation measurement for PV Solar Cell packaging

    With fears of carbon dioxide causing global warming and diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, a looming energy crisis is affecting all countries.  As a consequence, a great deal of world-wide effort is going into the development of alternative energy technologies.  At present, wind, hydro and geothermal are becoming well established with more niche roles for tidal and solar. The latter ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Tungsten trioxide nanostructured electrodes for organic dye sensitised solar cells

    Tungsten trioxide (WO 3 ) nanospheres with diameter ranging from 10 nm to 500 nm were synthesised by a facile thermal oxidation process. By resistively heating metallic tungsten in oxygen atmosphere, WO 3 nanoparticles were produced in high yield. Optical, compositional, morphological and structural studies were performed by UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar Panels

    The Customer The Company is a worldwide developer, manufacturer, and distributor of solar electricity panels. The Process The Company uses a multiple zone conventional printing dryer for thin-film deposition onto solar cells. A special foil substrate is passed through rollers that transfer a proprietary ink formulation and epoxy adhesive ...

  • Louisville University to award Grätzel cell's inventor

    Swiss chemist Michael Grätzel, to whom we owe the discovery of a new simpler and less expensive silicon cells that can be used to produce solar cell, won the first prize "Leigh Ann Conn" dedicated to renewable energies assigned by the University of Louisville. Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces of Lausanne’s Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Effect of Au nanoparticles added in nanocrystalline TiO
    2
    film on the photoelectrode of dye–sensitised solar cells

    In this study, we used a citrate reduction method and electrophoretic deposition (EPD) to prepare hybrid nanocrystalline TiO2/Au films and applied it to the photoelectrode of dye–sensitised solar cell. The films and solar cells were investigated by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE–SEM), energy dispersive X–ray analysis (EDX), X–ray diffraction (XRD), I–V ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cu
    2
    Te solar cells fabricated by printing

    Cu2Te particles were synthesised by ball milling and then printed on an In2S3/TiO2/FTO–glass substrate, resulting in superstrate–structured solar cells. The as–prepared Cu2Te particles were amorphous, but their ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimum performance solar cells using atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition deposited TCOs

    High performance transparent conducting oxides (TCOs), have significance for optimising PV performance. We have developed an advanced atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition process, by applying fast experimentation and using a combinatorial chemistry approach to aid the studies. The deposited films were characterised for crystallinity, morphology (roughness), haze and resistivity to aid ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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