CdTe Solar Cells

  • Matevž BokaličEmail author
  • Marko Topič
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)


In this chapter CdTe solar cells are presented as a typical thin-film photovoltaic technology. In the first part we describe their structure and fabrication together with their operation as required for understanding spatial inhomogeneities. A SPICE model of the cell is designed and described. The second part deals with current-voltage and electroluminescence characterisation of a cell. Electroluminescence image properties are explained. Characterisation includes back contact position dependence, forward bias current dependence, temperature dependence, and extracting the resistive parameters of the cell using SPICE simulations.


Cadmium telluride (CdTe) Electroluminescence SPICE simulations Characterisation Temperature dependence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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