The U.S. Manufacturing of Advanced Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaics (US-MAC) Consortium accelerates innovation and investment in cadmium telluride (CdTe) by leveraging R&D advances in the technology.
CdTe is already a success story. It supplies 40% of the U.S. utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) market and 5% of the world market. It is competing successfully with imported silicon. And it is the only scaled PV technology compatible with fully U.S.-based manufacturing.
Among other PV technologies, CdTe also has the lowest environmental footprint, the lowest all-in cost structure, and the lowest degradation rate. Yet CdTe technology is only at its beginning, with much more potential lying in the future. US-MAC was founded to move CdTe to another level.