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Newly Released SETO Funding Opportunity Announcement

Oct. 11, 2023
The Solar Energy Technologies Office recently released the Advancing U.S. Thin-Film Solar Photovoltaics funding opportunity announcement (FOA) - DE-FOA-003058 (FOA 3058 funding opportunity). Learn more.

Just Announced: RFP for Small Projects To Accelerate Cadmium Telluride Technology Development

Sept. 19, 2022
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for projects intended to accelerate the development of CdTe technologies by lowering the cost and increasing the efficiency of the thin-film solar cells.

Register for the 6th Annual CdTe Photovoltaics Workshop

Sept. 6, 2022
The CdTe Photovotaics Workshop will span two days: October 20-21, 2022. In addition to updates from industry, the workshop will highlight important technical challenges, opportunities, and achievements relevant to CdTe PV. The organizers encourage the submission of proposed presentations consisting of a title and 2-3 sentence abstract.

US-MAC Welcomes New Members

July 11, 2022
Three new members have joined the US-MAC community.

JPHB Cleantech LLC, is spinoff from the Colorado State University, that specializes in process and materials engineering for thin film solar energy as well as implementation of off-grid standalone energy + storage systems.

Tauscience, founded in 2008, designs and builds test equipment for the photovoltaic (PV) industry. Located in Hillsboro, Oregon, Tau specializes in the development of electro-optical techniques that help researchers develop the next generation of solar cells.

nexTC Corporation is a spin out from Oregon State University commercializing state-of-the-art coatings to reduce manufacturing cost and improve performance of CdTe thin film solar modules.

New Members Admitted to US-MAC

Oct. 4, 2021
In May 2021, three universities with strong track records in CdTe research—Arizona State University, University of Delaware, and University of Utah—were invited to present at a joint meeting of the Industrial Advisory and Executive Boards of US-MAC.  By vote, all three universities were approved for admission. In June 2021, the Memorandum of Understanding governing US-MAC was modified, and Arizona State University, University of Delaware, and the University of Utah were formally admitted. We welcome our new partners!

New Consortium Seeks to Boost US Clean Energy Leadership, Investment in Next-Generation Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaics

April 26, 2021
Read the University of Toledo news release.

Energy Secretary Announces Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaics Accelerator

March 25, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy announced a new CdTe PV Accelerator program to help cut solar costs by more than half by 2030.