Coatings on textiles for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 photovoltaic cell formation on textile carriers: Preparation of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells on glass-fiber textiles



Results are presented on the construction of a thin-layer photovoltaic cell on glass-fiber fabric. The unevenness of the fabric was first smoothed by the application of a high-temperature stable resin before photovoltaic layer deposition. We obtained an efficiency of light-to-current conversion of more than 8%. This constitutes a remarkably high value for a photovoltaic cell on a flexible substrate. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010