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Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Panels

Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Panels are a type of thin-film solar panel that utilizes cadmium telluride, a semiconductor material, to convert sunlight into electricity. CdTe panels represent one of the most cost-effective and efficient forms of photovoltaic technology, distinguished by their relatively low production costs and high performance in various environmental conditions, particularly in high-temperature and low-light environments.

These panels are composed of several layers, including a substrate, a transparent conducting oxide layer, the CdTe semiconductor layer, and a back contact layer, all encapsulated to protect from environmental wear. The combination of these materials allows for an efficient absorption of sunlight and transformation into electrical energy, contributing to a higher energy yield compared to some other types of solar technologies.

CdTe panels are gaining popularity due to their smaller ecological footprint over the life cycle compared to traditional silicon-based panels. Additionally, their ability to be manufactured using less energy-intensive processes aligns well with the growing demand for sustainable and green energy solutions.