First Solar powers new tellurium demand

Critical Minerals Alliances 2022 - September 12, 2022

 

Last updated 9/15/2022 at 3:07pm

Aerial view of the large Elm Branch solar energy farm in Texas.

Lightsource bp

The 163-megawatt Elm Branch solar project in Texas was developed by Lightsource bp and is powered by First Solar's cadmium-tellurium thin-film photovoltaic solar panels.

Rare metalloid is key element of CdTe thin-film solar cell tech

The rising popularity of thin-film solar cells as a highly effective means of converting sunlight into electricity is creating increased demand for tellurium, amongst the rarest of the stable elements on the periodic table.

Tellurium is a metalloid, one of seven elements with properties that fall between metals like alumin...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2022