DFT calculations for cadmium telluride (CdTe)
Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) thin film photovoltaics (PV) has demonstrated low Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE). CdTe technology also counted for half the thin film market in 2013 . CdTe PV has the smallest carbon footprint a nd the energy payback time (less than one year) is the shortest of any current photovoltaic technology. The modules made of CdTe can also be recycled at the end of their lifetime. The attractiveness of these materials comes from their bandgap value (1.5 eV), which falls within the solar spectrum, thereby enabling the efficient creation of electron-hole pairs (or excitons) by ...
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