cadmium telluride (CdTe)

U.S. Funding Notice: Fiscal Year 2024 Photovoltaics Research & Development (PVRD)

Office: Solar Energy Technologies Office FOA Number: DE-FOA-0003337 Link to Apply: Apply on EERE Exchange FOA Amount: $20 million On May 1, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced the 2024 Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD) funding opportunity, which will award up to $20 million for … [continued]

CdTe solar cells are the second-most-common photovoltaic technology after silicon solar cells. CdTe solar cells rely on a thin film of material to absorb light and convert it into electricity. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL

NREL Awards $1.8 Million in Second Round of Contracts To Support Development of Cheaper, More…

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), has awarded $1.8 million to fund seven projects to support the Cadmium Telluride Accelerator Consortium (CTAC). Announced in August 2022, CTAC is a three-year consortium intended to accelerate the development of … [continued]

CdTe solar cells are the second-most common photovoltaic technology after silicon solar cells. In 2022, they represented about one-third of the U.S. utility-scale solar market. CdTe solar cells rely on a thin film of material to absorb light and convert it into electricity. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL

In Ultrathin Layers, NREL Researchers Find A Path To Better Materials

Unexpected Crystalline Structure Explains Mechanism of Long-Used Solar Cell Treatment and Hints That Further Materials Discoveries Await For more than three decades, photovoltaic researchers have known that the addition of a single chemical — cadmium chloride — creates better-performing cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cells. But they have not understood exactly … [continued]