DOE launches $20 million consortium to advance US-made cadmium telluride solar cells

DOE is launching the Cadmium Telluride Accelerator Consortium to make CdTe solar cells less expensive, more efficient & develop new markets.

US Department of Energy (DOE) is launching the Cadmium Telluride Accelerator Consortiuma $20 million initiative designed to make cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cells less expensive, more efficient and develop new markets for solar cell products.

CdTe solar cells were first developed in the United States and make up about 20% of the market for solar modules. The Consortium intends to to spur technological advancements in CdTe manufacturing that will help increase America’s competitiveness, bolster domestic innovation, and support clean electricity deployment supporting President Biden’s goal of achieving a net-zero economy by 2050.

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Source: PV Magazine

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