The CdTe thin film module technology can be considered mature for large scale application.First Solar is now capable of producing more than 400MW/year of CdTe modules and it is still increasing its production. First Solar also announced that they can get a production cost close to 1$/W. A further cost reduction will render this kind of energy production competitive with the energy obtained from fossil fuels.In our laboratory we developed a novel dry process that could further reduce the production cost.This process is now being used by a new company (Arendi Spa) in a line that will produce ∼15-18MW/year. Half of the line has been already built and the complete line should be ready in July 2009. The module production will start at the end of 2009.
|Titolo:||A CdTe Thin Film Module Factory with a Novel Process|
|Autori interni:||ROMEO, Alessandro|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.01 Contributo in atti di convegno|