Direct Te Mining: Resource Availability and Impact on CdTe PV Life-Cycle Assessments

Abstract

The availability of Te is constrained by the production rate of its main parent compound (copper) and a debate is going on related to the potential supply of Te for very large scale CdTe PV deployment. However, recent investigations point to the existence of Te-rich ores in several places of the world that are likely to allow economic recovery of Te… (More)

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