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thin-film solar cells

Synonyms: thin film photovoltaic cells

reegle definition:

Thin film cells are photoactive semi-conductors which are fixed onto support material (glass, stainless steel- or plastic interlayer) and this layer is not thicker than 1 mm.

Wikipedia definition:

A thin-film solar cell (TFSC), also called a thin-film photovoltaic cell (TFPV), is a solar cell that is made by depositing one or more thin layers of photovoltaic material on a substrate. The thickness range of such a layer is wide and varies from a few nanometers to tens of micrometers. Many different photovoltaic materials are deposited with various deposition methods on a variety of substrates. Thin-film solar cells are usually categorized according to the photovoltaic material used: Amorphous silicon (a-Si) and other thin-film silicon (TF-Si) Cadmium telluride (CdTe) Copper indium gallium selenide (CIS or CIGS) Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) and other organic solar cells Possible combinations of Group-elements in the periodic table that yielda compound showing photovoltaic effect.

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