Solution-processed colloidal quantum dot photovoltaics: A perspective

D. Ratan, O.M. Bakr and E.H. Sargent
Energy and  Environmental Science, 4, 4870-4881, (2011)

Solution-processed colloidal quantum dot photovoltaics: A perspective

Keywords

Quantum dot photovoltaics,  CdTe,  CuInGaSe2

Abstract

Deployed solar cells today are predominantly first-generation devices based on silicon. Single-crystal materials offer the advantage of high efficiency, but costs associated with materials, manufacturing, and installation remain high. Second generation, or thin-film, technologies, such as those based on CdTe and CuInGaSe2 , offer dramatically improved costs per square meter, but at the price of lower efficiencies.

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DOI:  10.1039/C1EE02279B

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