Accession Number : AD0800175

Title :   THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL ARRAY INVESTIGATION.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical progress rept. no. 5, 1 Jun-31 Aug 66,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO LYNCHBURG VA POLYCRYSTALLINE SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTS BUSIN ESS SECTION

Personal Author(s) : Schlotterbeck, Richard S.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : Studies were continued in four principal areas: (1) improvements in cell efficiency and stability; (2) assembly of a 28-volt module; (3) construction of an array deployment demonstration section; (4) integrated thin film cell array. Stable, 4.0% efficiency cells can be made on a predictable, reproducible basis with the Cu2Te-barrier based on ambient storage tests. Significant improvement in cell stability under high temperature-air storage conditions has been observed on a few experimental CD/TE cells employing a Pt-Barrier. The 28-volt module and the array deployment demonstration section were completed. Design data have been taken. A 1-40 kw power array design study is about 80% completed. Some calculations and performance data are presented. The fabrication details of an integrated cell array have been completed. A few mechanical samples have been prepared to demonstrate process feasibility. (Author)

Descriptors :   *METAL FILMS), (*SOLAR CELLS, STABILITY, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), CADMIUM ALLOYS, TELLURIUM ALLOYS, COPPER ALLOYS, HEAT TREATMENT, PLATINUM, HIGH TEMPERATURE, STORAGE, DEPOSITION, ELECTRON BEAMS, SPUTTERING, ELECTROPLATING, VOLTAGE.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE