The technology is a simple, low cost, scalable solution that addresses the concerns of high cost materials, materials availability and toxicity, complexity of cell design, and large-scale manufacturability. It relies on cheap, abundant materials that do not require ultra-high purity processing. Various existing deposition technologies can be used for cell manufacturing, none of which rely on ultra-high vacuum or expensive MOCVD/MBE equipment. Based on the initial laboratory conceptual demonstration, greater than 10% efficiency is projected with process development on existing tool sets. The technology uses a simple cell design that, together with the processing flexibility, should provide a path to scalable manufacturing.
Applications and Industries
- Low cost PV technology
- Abundant, low cost materials
- Simple cell design
- Compatible with various deposition techniques