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DOE backs tellurium enriched solar tech

Metal Tech News – August 10, 2022

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 carbon and phosphorus. These se...


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