Test results from a CdTe Photovoltaic cell

The test showed, that the thin film Cadmium Tellurium photovoltaic cell is superior at cloudy weather conditions. Only at full sun shine, the Silizium cell was in front.

CdTe = Cadmium Tellurium Photovoltaic Prototype

11 cells with 95 * 95 mm total surface charging 4 NC batteries.

average from shadow test: 2.23 W
cloudy sky under high sun: 20.3 W
aSI = amorphous silicon Photovoltaic

29 cells with 295 * 295 mm total surface charging 6 cells lead acid.

average from shadow test: 1.38 W
cloudy sky under high sun: 11.1 W
pSI = poly crystal silicon Photovoltaic

18 cells with 104 * 117 mm total surface charging 3 cells lead acid.

average from shadow test: 1.60 W
cloudy sky under high sun: 20.8 W

Results transformed to one square meter.

You can download cte.xls (59 kb) to view the data from the test.
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