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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 18, Iss. S3 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: A477–A486

Commercial status of thin-film photovoltaic devices and materials

Johanna Schmidtke  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue S3, pp. A477-A486 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.00A477


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Abstract

We present a review of commercial thin-film photovoltaic (PV) technologies and products. After a brief introduction of recent dynamics in the on-grid PV market, we provide an overview of commercial thin-film silicon, cadmium telluride, copper indium gallium diselenide, and organic PV modules – including representative efficiencies, deposition processes, module form factors, and nominal production capacities available for production today. Finally, we discuss the technical, production, and market targets of thin-film PV module developers.

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OCIS Codes
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Photovoltaics

History
Original Manuscript: July 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2010
Published: September 10, 2010

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Focus Issue: Thin-Film Photovoltaic Materials and Devices (2010) Optics Express

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Johanna Schmidtke, "Commercial status of thin-film photovoltaic devices and materials," Opt. Express 18, A477-A486 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-S3-A477


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