Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 62, Number 3, June 2013
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Semiconductors and Devices|
|Published online||18 June 2013|
Thin-film solar cells on perlite glass-ceramic substrates
Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Alikhanyan Brs. Str.1, 0203 Ashtarak, Armenia
2 Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, H. Emin Str. 123, 0051 Yerevan, Armenia
3 B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Prospekt Nezavisimosti 68, BY-220072 Minsk, Belarus
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Revised: 25 April 2013
Accepted: 30 April 2013
Published online: 18 June 2013
For the first time, thin-film CIGS solar cells have been fabricated by co-evaporation on specially developed non-conducting perlite (an aluminum potassium sodium silicate natural mineral of volcanic origin) glass-ceramic substrates to develop a fully integrated photovoltaic and building element. Such glass-ceramic material can meet the physical requirements to solar cells substrates as well as the cost goals. The preliminary data presented show that CIGS solar cells deposited on ceramic substrates can exhibit efficiency higher than 10%.
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