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Thin film solar cell configuration and fabrication method

United States Patent

July 14, 2009
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A new photovoltaic device configuration based on an n-copper indium selenide absorber and a p-type window is disclosed. A fabrication method to produce this device on flexible or rigid substrates is described that reduces the number of cell components, avoids hazardous materials, simplifies the process steps and hence the costs for high volume solar cell manufacturing.
Menezes; Shalini (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Menezes; Shalini (Thousand Oaks, CA)
10/ 460,872
June 14, 2003
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was partly reduced to practice with Government support under a SBIR grant awarded by NSF and an EISG grant awarded by the California Energy Commission. The Government has certain rights in the invention.