Sunovia Energy Technologies Inc. and its partner, EPIR Technologies Inc., have completed the design and construction of a closed-space sublimation (CSS) system for the fabrication of polycrystalline cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cell devices.
‘Our technology combines high-quality single-crystal CdTe with silicon substrates for high-efficiency, two- and three-junction solar cells,’ explains Dr. Siva Sivananthan, founder and CEO of EPIR Technologies. ‘We already have a baseline silicon solar cell fabrication process in-house that results in over 15 percent efficiency.
‘Setting up the CSS now gives us the baseline CdTe process, which furthers our extensive understanding of II-VI materials and solar cells, and allows us to accelerate the commercialization of our CdTe/Si products,’ Sivananthan continues.
SOURCE: Sunovia Energy Technologies Inc.