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DOE backs tellurium enriched solar tech

Metal Tech News – August 10, 2022


Last updated 8/23/2022 at 2:35pm

Row of installed First Solar thin-film solar panels in field with flowers.

First Solar Inc.

Cadmium telluride solar panels produced by First Solar Inc.

Launches $20M consortium to boost American-made CdTe cells

Increasing federal backing of American-made thin-film solar technologies is likely to increase the demand for tellurium, a key ingredient of cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cells.

Tellurium is a metalloid, one of seven elements with properties that fall between metals like aluminum and tin and non-metals like car...

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