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CdTe PV: Real and Perceived EHS Risks

  title={CdTe PV: Real and Perceived EHS Risks},
  author={Vasilis M. Fthenakis and Kenneth Zweibel},
As CdTe photovoltaics reached commercialization, questions have been raised about potential cadmium emissions from CdTe PV modules. Some have attacked the CdTe PV technology as unavoidably polluting the environment, and made comparisons of hypothetical emissions from PV modules to cadmium emissions from coal fired power plants. This paper gives an overview of the technical issues pertinent to these questions and further explores the potential of EHS risks during production, use and… 

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