thin-film solar cell


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thin-film solar cell

[′thin ¦film ′sō·lər ′sel]
(electronics)
A solar cell in which a thin film of gallium arsenide, cadmium sulfide, or other semiconductor material is evaporated on a thin, flexible metal or plastic substrate; the rather low efficiency (about 2%) is compensated by the flexibility and light weight, making these cells attractive as power sources for spacecraft.
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Thin-film solar cells, in addition to using less natural resources and requiring fewer steps in the production process, feature high long-term reliability and offer superior power generating efficiency in hot-climate regions.
However, because CZTS is cheaper -- and easier to bring from lab to commercialisation than other thin-film solar cells, given already available commercialised manufacturing method -- applications are likely even sooner.
Honda's independently developed CIGS thin-film solar cells require little energy in the manufacturing process, further contributing to environmental preservation.
to provide stable, high-quality thin-film solar cells with long-term reliability will have a very strong impact,'' Toshishige Hamano, Sharp's executive vice president, said in a press conference in Tokyo.
said Tuesday they are eyeing setting up a joint company for the thin-film solar cell business as early as next April.
He is well known for his significant contributions to thin-film solar cell technology, in particular solar cells based on thin-film copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS).
The thin-film solar cell plant will start operation with an initial annual production capacity of 160 MW, which is scheduled to be expanded to an annual production capacity of 480 MW in the future.
based Sencera, a developer of next-generation plasma sources, to develop a thin-film solar cell manufacturing process using Sencera's patent-pending plasma technology.
Since its founding in 1996, Global Solar has emerged as the leader in flexible Copper Indium Gallium DiSelenide (CIGS) thin-film solar cell technology.
In the meantime, the firm's reinvestments in green business have also generated positive momentum in earnings, as its reinvested solar cell maker, Sun Q Solar Corporation, and thin-film solar cell producer, SunWell Solar Corporation, are both running at full capacity now, institutional investors noted.
Tokyo, July 1, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Sharp Corporation has signed an agreement with NED(2) to establish one of the world's largest(1) solar power generation plants with a power generation capacity of 73 MW, and to supply thin-film solar cell modules and surrounding systems for the plant.
16 at the Central Taiwan Science Park to kick off construction of its thin-film solar cell factory.