29 Feb '16, 4pm

NREL research in @NatureEnergyJnl paves the way for competitive solar electricity generation

NREL Collaboration Boosts Potential for CdTe Solar Cells February 29, 2016 A critical milestone has been reached in cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cell technology, helping pave the way for solar energy to directly compete with electricity generated by conventional energy sources. Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) collaborated with researchers at Washington State University and the University of Tennessee to improve the maximum voltage available from a CdTe solar cell, which is a key factor in improving solar cell efficiency. The research appears in the Nature Energy journal article, "CdTe solar cells with open-circuit voltage breaking the 1 V barrier," authored by James Burst, Joel Duenow, David Albin, Eric Colegrove, Matthew Reese, Jeffery Aguiar, Chun-Sheng Jiang, Maulik Patel, Mowafak Al-Jassim, Darius Kuciauskas, Santosh ...

Full article: http://www.nrel.gov/news/press/2016/23648

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