We have been studying new approaches to conventional Chemical Bath Deposition (CBD) of chalcogenide containing materials, using continuous circulation and replenishment of CBD solution over a heated substrate. Crystalline thin films produced by this method offer potential for use in solar cell devices or other optoelectronic applications. Films of CdS, ZnS and the ternary material CdxZn1−xS have been deposited on TO-glass substrates. In this paper we demonstrate our approach for the deposition of CdS films. These have been characterized by XPS, SEM, XRD and UV/vis spectroscopy and shown to be good quality. The films have been used to fabricate Au/CdTe/CdS/TO-glass solar cells of efficiency 10.1% under AMl.5 illumination.