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Lecture of Chalcogenide thin film solar cells: state of the art and perspectives
Source: Release:2012-11-12 10:51:30 Writer:suchun Hits:

Deniel Lincot:Director of Research at CNRS,Director of the Institute for Research and Development of Photovoltaic Energy ,He has published about 220 papers in international journals

Summary:

Chalcogenide thin film solar cells, based on cadmium telluride and copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) are giving the highest efficiencies in thin film solar cell technologies, with respectively 17.3 % and 20.3 %. Large scale developments are presently taking place. The presentation will recall the main characteristics of these technologies and their evolution as a function of time. The status of state of the art devices will be presented with a special focus on CIGS devices. Absorber and buffer layer issues will be dicussed in order to increase the efficiency of the cells. Deposition methods will also be discussed which range from classical high vacuum physical de position to atmospheric methods like electrodeposition. perspectives with new compounds like copper zinc tin selenide will be also presented as an alternative for the future large scale production stage.

19:00-21:00 (admission 10 minutes earlier)

13th November, 2012

217, lecture hall, West 5 building

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