Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Substrates

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CdTe Costs Less than Silicon Solar

Not only is the cost of traditional silicon photovoltaics high, but it also takes up a lot of space. This makes it difficult to install solar panels in certain areas or on certain buildings.

cadmium telluride waferCadmium Telluride based solar cells are more efficient than traditional silicon photovoltaics and other thin-film solar technologies. They are also less expensive to produce, which means that the cost of installing them will be lower.

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Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Wafers Research

CdTe wafers were used for the following research: Development Of Microcompartmentalization Using Macromolecules And Liquid-Liquid Interfaces.

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Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Substrates

Below are just some of the CdTe wafers that we have in stock:

  • CdTe (100), undoped, P-type 5x5x1.0 mm, SSP
  • CdTe (100), undoped, P-type 5x5x1.0 mm, DSP
  • CdTe (110), undoped, P-type 5x5x1.0 mm, SSP
  • CdTe (110), undoped, P-type 5x5x1.0 mm, DSP
  • CdTe (111) A, Cd-terminated, undoped, P-type 5x5x0.4-0.5 mm, SSP
  • CdTe (111) B, undoped, P-type 5x5x0.4 mm, SSP
  • CdTe, Undoped, P-type, (110) 10x10x1.0 mm, DSP
  • CdTe (100) , undoped, P-type 10x10x1.0 mm, SSP
  • CdTe doped with Zn, P type , (CZT ) (111) 10x10x 1.0mm, DSP
  • CdZnTe (111) P type, 5x5x0.5mm SSP
  • CdZnTe (111)B, with Zn concentration around 14% , P type, 10.5x10.5x1.0mm 1sp R:>1E6 ohm.cm
  • CdTe (111), Undoped, P-type 10x10x0.5 mm, SSP
  • CdTe (111), Undoped, P-type 10x10x0.9 mm, DSP
  • CdTe (111), Undoped, P-type 15x15x0.5 mm, SSP
  • CdTe (111)B, Undoped, P-type 10x10x1.0 mm, SSP with B face to be polished
  • Hg(1-x)Cd(x)Te, x=0.17, Undoped, N-type 14x12x0.5 mm, DSP

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells

The advantages of using cadmium telluride solar cells are many. First of all, they have a much lower cost of cadmium telluride solar panelmanufacturing. Because they absorb the sun's energy at shorter wavelengths, they produce a higher energy density which is easier to convert to electricity. Second of all, they are less expensive to install than silicon panels. Third of all, they are more environmentally friendly. And finally, they are also more cost effective to produce.

There are a number of concerns about the environment when using cadmium telluride solar cells. One of the most pressing concerns is the environmental impact of this material. However, there is no need to worry, because telluride is abundant in all of Earth's seafloor. Therefore, the shortage of telluride will not be a big problem in the long run. But there are some drawbacks.

The main disadvantage of cadmium telluride solar cells is that they have relatively high production costs. But this is offset by the increased efficiency. The high-efficiency of cadmium telluride solar cell technology has made it more expensive than its silicon counterpart. Moreover, the technology is easier to scale. Once the technology is proven, manufacturers can manufacture complete modules in a matter of hours. That means that a large number of consumers will benefit from this

CdTe Solar Efficiency

The methods described here have lower costs than those used to produce cadmium telluride films. The reported efficiency of the CdTe - Beat Silicon - CIGS Technology Cad mite substrates are obtained with CSS deposition methods, with the highest efficiency for the substrate (polyIMIDE) being 7.3%, while the lowest efficiency for a thin film (non-cd Te) substrate is 7-8% (25-28%).

CdTe Solar Cells

CdTe based solar cells is lowering the cost of solar panels. The material is more efficient than traditional silicon photovoltaics and other thin-film solar technologies. Currently, the price of the raw Cad mite material , or "tellurium," is 10-20% lower than that of silicon, and at the same time the production costs for the production of Cadmium - telluid foils - are also lower, which reduces the cost of capital and at the same time the total cost per kilowatt hour - the hour of a CdTe - on a photivoltaic basis, according to the researchers.

Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells Research

A new deposition method created at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to fabricate highly efficient CdTe solar cells using a CSS deposition method. This requires the use of thin polyimides deposited onto a superstrate structur.