Abundant non-toxic materials for thin film solar cells: Alternative to conventional materials

Fahhad Alharbi, John D. Bass, Abdelmajid Salhi, Ahmed Alyamani, Ho Cheol Kim, Robert D. Miller

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Abstract

Presented are the results of a comparative analysis to identify abundant, non-toxic binary materials with potential applicability for photovoltaics. Materials other than the conventional Si, CdTe, and Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) are examined. The screening is based on the materials' bulk properties and a set of environmental, physical, and chemical criteria. The screening process is detailed and the properties and applicability of the screened materials are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2753-2758
Number of pages6
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume36
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Abundant materials
  • Non-toxic materials
  • Thin film solar cells

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Abundant non-toxic materials for thin film solar cells : Alternative to conventional materials. / Alharbi, Fahhad; Bass, John D.; Salhi, Abdelmajid; Alyamani, Ahmed; Kim, Ho Cheol; Miller, Robert D.

In: Renewable Energy, Vol. 36, No. 10, 01.10.2011, p. 2753-2758.

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Alharbi, Fahhad ; Bass, John D. ; Salhi, Abdelmajid ; Alyamani, Ahmed ; Kim, Ho Cheol ; Miller, Robert D. / Abundant non-toxic materials for thin film solar cells : Alternative to conventional materials. In: Renewable Energy. 2011 ; Vol. 36, No. 10. pp. 2753-2758.
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