ECN publication
Thin-film solar cells
Published by: Publication date:
ECN 1995
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--95-107 ECN publication
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The technological status of a-Si, CuInSe2, CdTe, f-Si and nc-TiO2 solarcells is evaluated according to a new method that was developed together with the Novem. Costs per Wp, producibility, environmental and health concerns, efficiency, life expectation, applicability, and resources are evaluated. Weighing of these criteria according to their assumed importance results in a ranking of the expectations towards these technologies. The result of this evaluation is that no real winners or losers can be identified at this stage. a-Si, f-Si, and nc-TiO2 have a somewhat better perspective than CuInSe2 and CdTe. It should be mentioned, however, that the environmental and health aspects were considered to be very important. 11 figs., 16 tabs., 301 refs., 1 appendix

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