Accession Number : AD0710636

Title :   THIN FILM CdS SOLAR CELL FABRICATION PARAMETER STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CLEVITE CORP CLEVELAND OHIO ELECTRONIC RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Deucher,T. F.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The study is, essentially, a brief description of the processes, currently used and alternatives, necessary to the manufacture of thin film CdS solar cells. These processes relate to the application of the conductive layer to the plastic film, plating on of a suitable metallic interlayer, deposition of the CdS layer, formation of the barrier, attachment of the conductive grid and cover plastic and in process and final testing. Material costs and productivity of each of the present manufacturing processes are listed, and as a comparison, material costs and productivity based on high production methods are estimated wherever possible. Those processes or operations which lend themselves presently to large volume production have been incorporated into suggested mechanisms that are briefly described. A few, of which gridding is an example, are in need of further study, as to processes which are more adaptable to mechanization than at present. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR CELLS, MANUFACTURING), CADMIUM SULFIDES, METAL FILMS, SEMICONDUCTING FILMS, PLASTIC COATINGS, VAPOR PLATING, VACUUM APPARATUS, BARRIER COATINGS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE