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Evaluation of solar factor using spectral analysis for CdTe photovoltaic glazing

Alrashidi, Hameed; Ghosh, Aritra; Issa, Walid; Sellami, Nazmi; Mallick, Tapas K; Sundaram, Senthilarasu


Hameed Alrashidi

Aritra Ghosh

Walid Issa

Tapas K Mallick


Solar and luminous light transmission control using Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) based PV glazing systems (15cm × 15cm × 0.6cm) were evaluated in this work. Indoor spectral characterisation showed that average solar transmission for investigated three different CdTe glazing systems were 5.77% (CdTe1), 9.54% (CdTe2) and 12.34% (CdTe3). Spectral behaviour of reflections in the range of solar and visible wavelengths was similar for these three different transparent CdTe glazing. Near infrared (NIR) reflection was higher compared to luminous reflection after 1500nm for all three glazing systems. Solar factor (SF) for CdTe1, CdTe2 and CdTe3 glazing were 0.23, 0.28, 0.26. CdTe3 is the best candidate for glazing application as it has 113% higher luminous transmission while SF only increases by 21% compared to CdTe1.


Alrashidi, H., Ghosh, A., Issa, W., Sellami, N., Mallick, T. K., & Sundaram, S. (2019). Evaluation of solar factor using spectral analysis for CdTe photovoltaic glazing. Materials Letters, 237, 332-335.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 22, 2018
Online Publication Date Nov 28, 2018
Publication Date 2019-02
Deposit Date Dec 12, 2021
Journal Materials letters
Print ISSN 0167-577X
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 237
Pages 332-335
Keywords Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), Thin film solar cell, Transmission, Reflection, Solar factor, Glazing
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