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Next-Generation Photovoltaic Technologies  

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Next-Generation Photovoltaic Next-Generation Photovoltaic Technologies Next-Generation Photovoltaic Technologies Print Monday, 06 February 2012 15:48 Organic solar cells based on the polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunction (BHJ) model represent one of the most promising technologies for next-generation solar energy conversion due to their low cost and scalability. Traditional organic photovoltaics (OPVs) are thought to have interpenetrating networks of pure polymer and fullerene layers with discrete interfaces. Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, working with collaborators from the University of Chicago, LBNL, and NIST, used ALS Beamline 11.0.1.2 to perform resonant soft x-ray scattering (RSoXS) on PTB7/fullerene BHJ solar cells to probe performance-related structures at different length scales. These solar cells set a historic record of conversion efficiency (7.4%). The RSoXS demonstrated that the superior performance of PTB7/fullerene solar cells is attributed to surprising hierarchical nanomorphologies ranging from several nanometers of crystallites to tens of nanometers of nanocrystallite aggregates in intermixed PTB7-rich and fullerene-rich domains, themselves hundreds of nanometers in size. This work will lead the research community to rethink ideal OPV morphologies, reconsider which structures should be targeted in OPVs, and enable the rational design of even higher-performance organic solar cells.

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Photovoltaic Resources and Technologies  

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This page provides a brief overview of photovoltaic (PV) technologies supplemented by specific information to apply PV within the Federal sector.

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Next Generation Photovoltaics 3  

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SunShot's next generation PV projects investigate transformational photovoltaic (PV) technologies with the potential to meet SunShot cost targets. The projects' goals are to: Increase efficiency Reduce costs Improve reliability Create more secure and sustainable supply chains. On October 22, 2014, SunShot awarded more than $14 million to 10 research institutions to meet or exceed SunShot targets by improving performance, efficiency, and durability of solar PV devices. The R&D projects will explore a spectrum of leading-edge solutions, from new high-performance materials like perovskites to novel techniques for creating solar cells with high efficiency and lower manufacturing cost. Learn more about the second round of SunShot's Next Generations Photolvoltaics funding program, or find other PV competitive award programs.

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Dye-Sentitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) are an emerging low-cost third generation photovoltaic technology particularly suited for efficient light-  

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light-to -electricity conversion efficiency in early implementations under AM1.5 solar light. EasyDye-Sentitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) are an emerging low-cost third generation photovoltaic technology particularly suited for efficient light- to-electricity conversion in indoors low-light

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Photovoltaic Energy Technology Module | Open Energy Information  

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Photovoltaic Energy Technology Module Photovoltaic Energy Technology Module Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Photovoltaic Energy Technology Module Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Solar Topics: Technology characterizations Website: web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTENERGY2/EXTRENENERGYTK/0,, References: Photovoltaic Energy Technology Module[1] Resources Portable Solar Photovoltaic Lanterns: Performance and Certification Specification, and Type Approval, ESMAP TECHNICAL PAPER 078 Testing of Storage Batteries used in Stand Alone Photovoltaic Power Systems, Test procedures and examples of test results Technical Specifications for Solar Home Systems (SHS), Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development (PV Component) Project

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A review of solar photovoltaic technologies  

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Global environmental concerns and the escalating demand for energy, coupled with steady progress in renewable energy technologies, are opening up new opportunities for utilization of renewable energy resources. Solar energy is the most abundant, inexhaustible and clean of all the renewable energy resources till date. The power from sun intercepted by the earth is about 1.8 × 1011 MW, which is many times larger than the present rate of all the energy consumption. Photovoltaic technology is one of the finest ways to harness the solar power. This paper reviews the photovoltaic technology, its power generating capability, the different existing light absorbing materials used, its environmental aspect coupled with a variety of its applications. The different existing performance and reliability evaluation models, sizing and control, grid connection and distribution have also been discussed.

Bhubaneswari Parida; S. Iniyan; Ranko Goic

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic Resources and Technologies | Department of Energy  

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Photovoltaic Resources and Technologies Photovoltaic Resources and Technologies Photovoltaic Resources and Technologies October 7, 2013 - 9:22am Addthis Graphic of the eTraining logo Training Available Selecting, Implementing, and Funding Photovoltaic Systems in Federal Facilities: Learn how to select, implement, and fund a photovoltaic system by taking this FEMP eTraining course. This page provides a brief overview of photovoltaic (PV) technologies supplemented by specific information to apply PV within the Federal sector. Overview Photovoltaic cells convert sunlight into electricity. Systems typically include a PV module or array made of individual PV cells installed on or near a building or other structure. A power inverter converts the direct current (DC) electricity produced by the PV cells to alternative current

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Photovoltaic Technology Basics | Department of Energy  

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Photovoltaic Technology Basics Photovoltaic Technology Basics Photovoltaic Technology Basics August 16, 2013 - 4:47pm Addthis Text Version Photovoltaic (PV) materials and devices convert sunlight into electrical energy, and PV cells are commonly known as solar cells. Photovoltaics can literally be translated as light-electricity. First used in about 1890, "photovoltaic" has two parts: photo, derived from the Greek word for light, and volt, relating to electricity pioneer Alessandro Volta. And this is what photovoltaic materials and devices do-they convert light energy into electrical energy, as French physicist Edmond Becquerel discovered as early as 1839. Becquerel discovered the process of using sunlight to produce an electric current in a solid material. But it took more than another century to truly

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Solar Photovoltaics Technology: The Revolution Begins  

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The prospects of solar-photovoltaic (PV) technologies are envisioned, arguing this electricity source is at a tipping point in the complex, worldwide energy outlook. The emphasis of...

Kazmerski, Lawrence L

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Recording of SERC Monitoring Technologies- Solar Photovoltaics  

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This document provides a transcript of the of SERC Monitoring Technologies - Solar Photovoltaics webinar, presented on 10/20/2011 by Peter McNutt.

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Solar Photovoltaic Technologies Available for Licensing - Energy...  

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Geothermal Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Hydropower, Wave and Tidal Industrial Technologies Solar Photovoltaic Marketing Summaries (126) Solar Thermal Startup America Vehicles and...

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Federal Energy Management Program: Photovoltaic Resources and Technologies  

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Photovoltaic Photovoltaic Resources and Technologies to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Photovoltaic Resources and Technologies on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Photovoltaic Resources and Technologies on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Photovoltaic Resources and Technologies on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Photovoltaic Resources and Technologies on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Photovoltaic Resources and Technologies on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Photovoltaic Resources and Technologies on AddThis.com... Energy-Efficient Products Technology Deployment Renewable Energy Federal Requirements Renewable Resources & Technologies

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Photovoltaic Technology Basics | Department of Energy  

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Technology Basics Technology Basics Photovoltaic Technology Basics August 16, 2013 - 4:47pm Addthis Text Version Photovoltaic (PV) materials and devices convert sunlight into electrical energy, and PV cells are commonly known as solar cells. Photovoltaics can literally be translated as light-electricity. First used in about 1890, "photovoltaic" has two parts: photo, derived from the Greek word for light, and volt, relating to electricity pioneer Alessandro Volta. And this is what photovoltaic materials and devices do-they convert light energy into electrical energy, as French physicist Edmond Becquerel discovered as early as 1839. Becquerel discovered the process of using sunlight to produce an electric current in a solid material. But it took more than another century to truly

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Monitoring SERC Technologies — Solar Photovoltaics  

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A webinar by National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Market Transformation Center electrical engineer Peter McNutt about Solar Photovoltaics and how to properly monitor its installation.

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NREL: Learning - Solar Photovoltaic Technology Basics  

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Solar Photovoltaic Technology Basics Solar Photovoltaic Technology Basics Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. Get Adobe Flash player This video provides an overview of NREL's research in solar photovoltaic technology. Text Version Solar cells, also called photovoltaic (PV) cells by scientists, convert sunlight directly into electricity. PV gets its name from the process of converting light (photons) to electricity (voltage), which is called the PV effect. The PV effect was discovered in 1954, when scientists at Bell Telephone discovered that silicon (an element found in sand) created an electric charge when exposed to sunlight. Soon solar cells were being used to power space satellites and smaller items like calculators and watches. Today, thousands of people power their homes and businesses with individual

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Multijunction Photovoltaic Technologies for High-Performance Concentrators: Preprint  

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Multijunction solar cells provide high-performance technology pathways leading to potentially low-cost electricity generated from concentrated sunlight. The National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has funded different III-V multijunction solar cell technologies and various solar concentration approaches. Within this group of projects, III-V solar cell efficiencies of 41% are close at hand and will likely be reported in these conference proceedings. Companies with well-developed solar concentrator structures foresee installed system costs of $3/watt--half of today's costs--within the next 2 to 5 years as these high-efficiency photovoltaic technologies are incorporated into their concentrator photovoltaic systems. These technology improvements are timely as new large-scale multi-megawatt markets, appropriate for high performance PV concentrators, open around the world.

McConnell, R.; Symko-Davies, M.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaics: Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP) (Fact Sheet)  

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Fact sheet summarizing the goals and activities of the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program efforts within its photovoltaics subprogram.

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2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nantong Qiangsheng Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd QS Solar | Open Energy  

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Nantong Qiangsheng Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd QS Solar Nantong Qiangsheng Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd QS Solar Jump to: navigation, search Name Nantong Qiangsheng Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd (QS Solar) Place Shanghai Municipality, China Zip 200336 Sector Solar Product Chinese amorphous thin-film solar cell maker. References Nantong Qiangsheng Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd (QS Solar)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Nantong Qiangsheng Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd (QS Solar) is a company located in Shanghai Municipality, China . References ↑ "[ Nantong Qiangsheng Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd (QS Solar)]" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Nantong_Qiangsheng_Photovoltaic_Technology_Co_Ltd_QS_Solar&oldid=349037

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Shanghai Hi Show Photovoltaic Science Technology Co Ltd | Open Energy  

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Hi Show Photovoltaic Science Technology Co Ltd Hi Show Photovoltaic Science Technology Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Shanghai Hi-Show Photovoltaic Science & Technology Co., Ltd Place Shanghai Municipality, China Zip 201109 Sector Solar Product China-based Manufacturer of module tester and solar simulator. References Shanghai Hi-Show Photovoltaic Science & Technology Co., Ltd[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Shanghai Hi-Show Photovoltaic Science & Technology Co., Ltd is a company located in Shanghai Municipality, China . References ↑ "Shanghai Hi-Show Photovoltaic Science & Technology Co., Ltd" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Shanghai_Hi_Show_Photovoltaic_Science_Technology_Co_Ltd&oldid=350840

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Performance and Analysis of Photovoltaic (PV)Technologies  

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Performance and Analysis of Photovoltaic (PV)Technologies at Selected Sites This report presents As part of Cooperative Agreement No. DE-EE0003507 Under Task 3.1: Photovoltaic Systems September 2014`i at Manoa #12;Performance and Analysis of Different Photovoltaic Technologies at Selected Sites Prepared

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Current Status of Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) Technology  

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This report describes the current status of the market and technology for concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) cells and modules. Significant progress in CPV has been achieved, including record efficiencies for modules (36.7%) and cells (46%), as well as growth of large field installations in recent years. CPV technology may also have the potential to be cost-competitive on a levelized cost of energy (LCOE) basis in regions of high direct normal irradiance (DNI). The study includes an overview of all installations larger than 1 MW, information on companies currently active in the CPV field, efficiency data, and estimates of the LCOE in different scenarios.

Philipps, S. P.; Bett, A. W.; Horowitz, K.; Kurtz, S.

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical faults modeling of the photovoltaic generator Wail Rezgui1  

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The productivity of photovoltaic generators is based on two main factors [1-3]: solar radiation energy which is captured by the generator and direct electrical energy resulting from the conversion of the solar radiation energy by the photovoltaic phenomena. So, the degradation of these two factors means the presence

Boyer, Edmond

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Generation Technologies  

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Many local governments are using green power in their facilities and providing assistance to local businesses and residents to do the same. Green power is a subset of renewable energy that is produced with no GHG emissions, typically from solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, biomass, or low-impact small hydroelectric sources, includes three types of products: utility products (i.e., green power purchased from the utility through the electricity grid), renewable energy certificates (RECs), and on-site generation. Opportunities to purchase these products are increasing significantly, with annual green power market growth rates

Green Power

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Illustrating Anticipatory Life Cycle Assessment for Emerging Photovoltaic Technologies  

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In emerging technology cases,(8) LCA practitioners have responded with a number of strategies including developing structured scenarios within LCA models,(9, 10) thermodynamic process modeling,(11) consideration of experience curves from analogous industries to identify potential future improvements in efficiency,(12) dimensional analysis to explore scaling effects,(13) exploring market-driven impacts through consequential LCA,(14) and uncertainty bounding analyses to provide upper and lower limits to environmental impact. ... (22) Examples include use of stochastic multiattribute analysis after characterization to generate a probabilistic rank ordering of alternatives according to their overall life cycle impacts. ... Presented at the 2nd World Conference on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, Vienna, 1998. ...

Ben A. Wender; Rider W. Foley; Valentina Prado-Lopez; Dwarakanath Ravikumar; Daniel A. Eisenberg; Troy A. Hottle; Jathan Sadowski; William P. Flanagan; Angela Fisher; Lise Laurin; Matthew E. Bates; Igor Linkov; Thomas P. Seager; Matthew P. Fraser; David H. Guston

2014-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Emerging Technologies Engineering...  

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and the potential benefit of increasing system efficiency. Printable Version Photovoltaics Research Home Silicon Polycrystalline Thin Films Multijunctions New Materials,...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Photovoltaic Technology and Tour...  

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Photovoltaics Engine Test Facility Central Receiver Test Facility Power Towers for Utilities Solar Furnace Dish Test Facility Optics Lab Parabolic Dishes Work For Others...

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Photovoltaic industry manufacturing technology. Final report  

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This report contains the results of the Photovoltaic (PV) Industry Manufacturing Technology Assessment performed by the Automation and Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) of the University of Texas at Arlington for the National Renewable Energy laboratory. ARRI surveyed eleven companies to determine their state-of-manufacturing in the areas of engineering design, operations management, manufacturing technology, equipment maintenance, quality management, and plant conditions. Interviews with company personnel and plant tours at each of the facilities were conducted and the information compiled. The report is divided into two main segments. The first part of the report presents how the industry as a whole conforms to ``World Class`` manufacturing practices. Conclusions are drawn from the results of a survey as to the areas that the PV industry can improve on to become more competitive in the industry and World Class. Appendix A contains the questions asked in the survey, a brief description of the benefits to performing this task and the aggregate response to the questions. Each company participating in the assessment process received the results of their own facility to compare against the industry as a whole. The second part of the report outlines opportunities that exist on the shop floor for improving Process Equipment and Automation Strategies. Appendix B contains the survey that was used to assess each of the manufacturing processes.

Vanecek, D.; Diver, M.; Fernandez, R. [Automation and Robotics Research Inst., Fort Worth, TX (United States)

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Next-Generation Distributed Power Management for Photovoltaic Systems  

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Next-Generation Distributed Power Management for Photovoltaic Systems Next-Generation Distributed Power Management for Photovoltaic Systems Speaker(s): Jason Stauth Date: July 29, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Steven Lanzisera In recent years, the balance of systems (BOS) side of photovoltaic (PV) energy has become a major focus in the effort to drive solar energy towards grid parity. The power management architecture has expanded to include a range of distributed solutions, including microinverters and 'micro' DC-DC converters to solve problems with mismatch (shading), expand networking and control, and solve critical BOS issues such as fire safety. This talk will introduce traditional and distributed approaches for PV systems, and will propose a next-generation architecture based on a new

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Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations | Department of  

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Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations April 19, 2011 - 5:17pm Addthis At NREL's High-Intensity Pulse Solar Simulator, NREL's Keith Emery removes an array of multijunction solar cells produced by PV Incubator partner Solar Junction. The NREL instrument can produce the intensity of up to 90 suns. | Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder At NREL's High-Intensity Pulse Solar Simulator, NREL's Keith Emery removes an array of multijunction solar cells produced by PV Incubator partner Solar Junction. The NREL instrument can produce the intensity of up to 90 suns. | Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder David Moore Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations | Department of  

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Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations April 19, 2011 - 5:17pm Addthis At NREL's High-Intensity Pulse Solar Simulator, NREL's Keith Emery removes an array of multijunction solar cells produced by PV Incubator partner Solar Junction. The NREL instrument can produce the intensity of up to 90 suns. | Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder At NREL's High-Intensity Pulse Solar Simulator, NREL's Keith Emery removes an array of multijunction solar cells produced by PV Incubator partner Solar Junction. The NREL instrument can produce the intensity of up to 90 suns. | Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder David Moore Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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Jiangsu Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Jiangsu Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd Place Changzhou, China Zip 213169 Product Manufacturer of the silicon crystalline cells and modules in China Coordinates 31.766211°, 119.94722° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":31.766211,"lon":119.94722,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Xi an Huanghe Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Xi an Huanghe Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd Xi an Huanghe Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Xi'an Huanghe Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd Place Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China Sector Solar Product China-based solar cell and module manufacturer. Coordinates 43.429695°, 12.935155° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.429695,"lon":12.935155,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Nanoprobes for Future Generations of Photovoltaics  

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In this Solar Program Review Meeting, we report on our most recent progress in scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and its application to photovoltaics. We have developed an SPM to be operated in combination with a scanning electron microscope (SEM) JEOL5800. The SPM platform is compatible with a helium closed-circuit cryostat and fully accessible to the optics of the cathodoluminescence (CL) detectors with which the JEOL5800 is equipped. Among the innovative modes of operation that the combination --and synergy-- of SPM and electron microscopy provides, we describe (i) measurements of the lateral electron transport based on scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM); (ii) scanning tunneling luminescence (STL); (iii) electroluminescence mapping; and (iv) near-field cathodoluminescence.

Romero, M. J.; Jiang, C.-S.; Moutinho, H. R.; Al-Jassim, M. M.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Optimization of a Photovoltaic Generator with an Active Power Filter Application  

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1 Performance Optimization of a Photovoltaic Generator with an Active Power Filter Application (MPPT) for photovoltaic (PV) systems maximizes the power that can be transferred from the PV system), a constant voltage on the DC side of the inverter was proposed, it is a photovoltaic generator which is used

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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A Smart Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Short-Circuit Faults in a Photovoltaic Generator  

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A Smart Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Short-Circuit Faults in a Photovoltaic Generator Wail Rezgui observations distributed over classes is used for simulation purposes. Keywords--Photovoltaic generator, SVM, k-NN, short-circuit fault, smart classification, linear programming. NOMENCLATURE PV = Photovoltaic; SVM

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Comparisons of technological innovation capabilities in the solar photovoltaic industries of Taiwan, China, and Korea  

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This paper investigates the technological innovation capabilities of the three Asian latecomers--namely Taiwan, China, and Korea--in the emergent solar photovoltaic industry. For this study, I deploy a new dataset of 75,540 solar photovoltaic patents ... Keywords: Catch-up, Innovation capability, Patent, Photovoltaic (PV), Solar, Technology platform

Ching-Yan Wu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Science and Technology Facility  

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Science and Technology Facility Science and Technology Facility Photo of the Science and Technology Facility (S&TF) at NREL. NREL's Science and Technology Facility (S&TF) has a sustainable and energy efficient design and will support solar cell, thin film, and nanostructure research. Solar cell, thin film, and nanostructure research are conducted in our Science and Technology Facility (S&TF) with the benefits of a forty percent reduction in energy use compared to standard laboratory buildings; energy recovery for ventilation in laboratories; and functional and flexible laboratory space. Designed specifically to reduce time delays associated with transferring technology to industry, the S&TF's 71,000 square feet is a multi-level facility of laboratory space, office space, and lobby connected by an

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A Regression Algorithm for the Smart Prognosis of a Reversed Polarity Fault in a Photovoltaic Generator  

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A Regression Algorithm for the Smart Prognosis of a Reversed Polarity Fault in a Photovoltaic database containing sample data is used for simulation purposes. Keywords--Photovoltaic generator, SVR, k-NNR, reversed polarity fault, diagnosis, prognosis. NOMENCLATURE PV = Photovoltaic; SVM = Support Vector

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Methods and analysis of factors impact on the efficiency of the photovoltaic generation  

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First of all, the thesis elaborates two important breakthroughs which happened In the field of the application of solar energy in the 1950s.The 21st century the development of solar photovoltaic power generation will have the following characteristics: the continued high growth of industrial development, the significantly reducing cost of the solar cell, the large-scale high-tech development of photovoltaic industries, the breakthroughs of the film battery technology, the rapid development of solar PV buildings integration and combined to the grids. The paper makes principles of solar cells the theoretical analysis. On the basis, we study the conversion efficiency of solar cells, find the factors impact on the efficiency of the photovoltaic generation, solve solar cell conversion efficiency of technical problems through the development of new technology, and open up new ways to improve the solar cell conversion efficiency. Finally, the paper connecting with the practice establishes policies and legislation to the use of encourage renewable energy, development strategy, basic applied research etc.

Li Tianze; Zhang Xia; Jiang Chuan; Hou Luan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantifying Avoided Fuel Use and Emissions from Solar Photovoltaic Generation in the Western United States  

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Quantifying Avoided Fuel Use and Emissions from Solar Photovoltaic Generation in the Western United States ... National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Blvd, Golden, Colorado 80401 ...

Paul Denholm; Robert M. Margolis; James M. Milford

2008-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and evaluation of sealing technologies for photovoltaic panels  

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This report summarizes the results of a study to develop and evaluate low temperature glass sealing technologies for photovoltaic applications. This work was done as part of Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) No. SC95/01408. The sealing technologies evaluated included low melting temperature glass frits and solders. Because the glass frit joining required a material with a melting temperature that exceeded the allowable temperature for the active elements on the photovoltaic panels a localized heating scheme was required for sealing the perimeter of the glass panels. Thermal and stress modeling were conducted to identify the feasibility of this approach and to test strategies designed to minimize heating of the glass panel away from its perimeter. Hardware to locally heat the glass panels during glass frit joining was designed, fabricated, and successfully tested. The same hardware could be used to seal the glass panels using the low temperature solders. Solder adhesion to the glass required metal coating of the glass. The adhesion strength of the solder was dependent on the surface finish of the glass. Strategies for improving the polyisobutylene (PIB) adhesive currently being used to seal the panels and the use of Parylene coatings as a protective sealant deposited on the photovoltaic elements were also investigated. Starting points for further work are included.

Glass, S.J.; Hosking, F.M.; Baca, P.M. [and others

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency enhancement of luminescent solar concentrations for photovoltaic technologies  

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and V.U. Ho?mann. Photovoltaic Solar Energy Gen- eration.e?ciency for photovoltaic solar energy collections, reviewedenergy sources, the manufacturing of solar cells and photovoltaic

Wang, Chunhua

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Options for Control of Reactive Power by Distributed Photovoltaic Generators  

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High penetration levels of distributed photovoltaic(PV) generation on an electrical distribution circuit present several challenges and opportunities for distribution utilities. Rapidly varying irradiance conditions may cause voltage sags and swells that cannot be compensated by slowly responding utility equipment resulting in a degradation of power quality. Although not permitted under current standards for interconnection of distributed generation, fast-reacting, VAR-capable PV inverters may provide the necessary reactive power injection or consumption to maintain voltage regulation under difficult transient conditions. As side benefit, the control of reactive power injection at each PV inverter provides an opportunity and a new tool for distribution utilities to optimize the performance of distribution circuits, e.g. by minimizing thermal losses. We discuss and compare via simulation various design options for control systems to manage the reactive power generated by these inverters. An important design de...

Sulc, Petr; Backhaus, Scott; Chertkov, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Local Control of Reactive Power by Distributed Photovoltaic Generators  

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High penetration levels of distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation on an electrical distribution circuit may severely degrade power quality due to voltage sags and swells caused by rapidly varying PV generation during cloud transients coupled with the slow response of existing utility compensation and regulation equipment. Although not permitted under current standards for interconnection of distributed generation, fast-reacting, VAR-capable PV inverters may provide the necessary reactive power injection or consumption to maintain voltage regulation under difficult transient conditions. As side benefit, the control of reactive power injection at each PV inverter provides an opportunity and a new tool for distribution utilities to optimize the performance of distribution circuits, e.g. by minimizing thermal losses. We suggest a local control scheme that dispatches reactive power from each PV inverter based on local instantaneous measurements of the real and reactive components of the consumed power and the re...

Turitsyn, Konstantin S; Backhaus, Scott; Chertkov, Misha

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic concentrator technology development project. Sixth project integration meeting  

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Thirty-three abstracts and short papers are presented which describe the current status of research, development, and demonstration of concentrator solar cell technology. Solar concentrators discussed include the parabolic trough, linear focus Fresnel lens, point focus Fresnel lens, and the parabolic dish. Solar cells studied include silicon, GaAs, and AlGaAs. Research on multiple junction cells, combined photovoltaic/thermal collectors, back contact solar cells, and beam splitter modules is described. Concentrator solar cell demonstration programs are reported. Contractor status summaries are given for 33 US DOE concentrator solar cell contracts; a description of the project, project status, and key results to date is included. (WHK)

None

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling and Simulation of a Single Phase Grid Connected Using Photovoltaic and Battery Based Power Generation  

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Microgrid is a part of the power distribution system which uses renewable energy based of power generation connected to the grid system. Multi energy power generation is composed of renewable energy systems including photovoltaic, wind turbine, energy ... Keywords: Battery Storage, Inverter, Microgrid, Photovoltaic, Matlab/Simulink.

Alias Khamis; Azah Mohamed; Hussain Shareef; Afida Ayob; Mohd Shahrieel Mohd Aras

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Local control of reactive power by distributed photovoltaic generators  

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High penetration levels of distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation on an electrical distribution circuit may severely degrade power quality due to voltage sags and swells caused by rapidly varying PV generation during cloud transients coupled with the slow response of existing utility compensation and regulation equipment. Although not permitted under current standards for interconnection of distributed generation, fast-reacting, VAR-capable PV inverters may provide the necessary reactive power injection or consumption to maintain voltage regulation under difficult transient conditions. As side benefit, the control of reactive power injection at each PV inverter provides an opportunity and a new tool for distribution utilities to optimize the performance of distribution circuits, e.g. by minimizing thermal losses. We suggest a local control scheme that dispatches reactive power from each PV inverter based on local instantaneous measurements of the real and reactive components of the consumed power and the real power generated by the PVs. Using one adjustable parameter per circuit, we balance the requirements on power quality and desire to minimize thermal losses. Numerical analysis of two exemplary systems, with comparable total PV generation albeit a different spatial distribution, show how to adjust the optimization parameter depending on the goal. Overall, this local scheme shows excellent performance; it's capable of guaranteeing acceptable power quality and achieving significant saving in thermal losses in various situations even when the renewable generation in excess of the circuit own load, i.e. feeding power back to the higher-level system.

Chertkov, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Turitsyn, Konstantin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sulc, Petr [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Backhaus, Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar capabilities : promoting, technological learning in South Africa's photovoltaic supply industry  

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I explore the mechanisms through which technological capabilities have been built in the market for photovoltaic (PV) module and balance of system (BOS) manufacture in South Africa. Drawing on the literature on technology ...

Wright, Janelle N., 1978-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation of hot carriers for photon management in future photovoltaics  

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Abstract The most important limitation for the efficiency of photovoltaic energy conversion is related to the mismatch between the broadband character of the solar radiation and the spectral sensitivity of solar cells. Large losses appear at both sides of the solar spectrum. Low-energy photons are not absorbed and escape conversion, whereas high-energy photons can only be utilized partially. Here, we discuss how the loss related to low-energy photons can be reduced by spectral conversion, making use of active layers of Si nanocrystals in an SiO2 matrix. As a possible solution, we consider generation of hot carriers upon sequential intraband absorption of two or more low-energy photons and present experimental data in support of this. Configurations are proposed in which efficient spectral conversion could be achieved, and their feasibilities are discussed. We also address the fast emission from Er3+ ions, purposefully introduced into the active layer, which can be used to trace the successful generation of hot carriers, and in that way serve to evaluate specific excitation schemes.

E.M.L.D. de Jong; S. Saeed; W.C. Sinke; T. Gregorkiewicz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Cradle to Grave Framework for Environmental Assessment of Photovoltaic Systems  

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from the solar energy technologies,” Energy Policy, vol. 33,solar footprint for photovoltaic generation in the United States,” Energy Policy,

Zhang, Teresa; Dornfeld, David

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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List of Other Distributed Generation Technologies Incentives | Open Energy  

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Incentives Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 123 Other Distributed Generation Technologies Incentives. CSV (rows 1 - 123) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active APS - Renewable Energy Incentive Program (Arizona) Utility Rebate Program Arizona Commercial Residential Anaerobic Digestion Biomass Daylighting Geothermal Electric Ground Source Heat Pumps Landfill Gas Other Distributed Generation Technologies Photovoltaics Small Hydroelectric Solar Pool Heating Solar Space Heat Solar Thermal Process Heat Solar Water Heat Wind energy Yes Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (Pennsylvania) Renewables Portfolio Standard Pennsylvania Investor-Owned Utility Retail Supplier Building Insulation Ceiling Fan

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World Renewable Energy Congress 2011 Sweden Photovoltaic Technology (PV) 8-11 May 2011, Linkping, Sweden  

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World Renewable Energy Congress 2011 ­ Sweden Photovoltaic Technology (PV) 8-11 May 2011, Linköping with the improvements in PV systems [5,6]. They highlighted the photovoltaic potential for a low carbon energy supply potential with respect to human health, climate change and energy consumption. The climate change impact

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Interconnection of on-site photovoltaic generation to the electric utility. [Conference paper  

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Electrical interconnection with the local electric utility of small, privately owned, on-site photovoltaic generating systems will be necessary. Legal guidelines exist through PURPA, administered by FERC, to establish interconnection, but economic viability will be the deciding factor in constructing photovoltaic generating systems. Although nationally recognized technical standards do not yet exist for interconnecting photovoltaic generation with an electric utility, most utilities have considered the need for developing cogeneration standards, and a few have developed such standards independently. Additional costs incurred by utilities in providing service interconnections to customers with cogeneration will be passed along to those customers, either as a direct assessment or as part of the applicable rate schedule. An economic-analysis methodology has been developed to allow comparing various possible photovoltaic-generating-system configurations under different utility rate structures and varying economic climates on a consistent basis.

Eichler, C.H.; Kilar, L.A.; Stiller, P.H.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Storing unsteady energy, like photovoltaically generated electric energy, as potential energy  

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A proposal to store unsteady energy in potential energy via lifting masses with a rough quantitative overview. Some applications and methods to harvest the potential energy are also given. A focus is put on photovoltaically generated energy.

Kutz, Nadja

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Return on capital and earned carbon credit by hybrid solar Photovoltaic—wind turbine generators  

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This paper presents a methodology to optimise a hybrid solar Photovoltaic—wind turbine generator for the villages situated in ... of India. Owing to good insolation and wind density, the hybrid system composed of...

Prabhakant; Basant Agrawal; G. N. Tiwari

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Other Distributed Generation Technologies | Open Energy Information  

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Generation Technologies Incentives Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleOtherDistributedGenerationTechnologies&oldid267183...

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Development of energy generating photovoltaic textile structures for smart applications  

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The aim of this study is to develop a method with lower application temperature and a device structure to obtain reproducible photovoltaic textiles. Two different kinds of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene): pol...

Ay?e Celik Bedeloglu; Robert Koeppe; Ali Demir; Yalcin Bozkurt…

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE to Provide Up to $17.6 Million for Solar Photovoltaic Technology  

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Up to $17.6 Million for Solar Photovoltaic Up to $17.6 Million for Solar Photovoltaic Technology Development DOE to Provide Up to $17.6 Million for Solar Photovoltaic Technology Development September 29, 2008 - 3:43pm Addthis WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $17.6 million, subject to annual appropriations, for six early stage photovoltaic (PV) module incubator projects that focus on the initial manufacturing of advanced solar PV technologies. Including the cost share from industry, which will be at least 20 percent, the total research investment is expected to reach up to $35.4 million. These projects support President Bush's Solar America Initiative, which aims to make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional forms of electricity by 2015. Increasing the use of alternative and clean energy technologies such as

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Photovoltaics for Bulk Power Applications: Cost/Performance Targets and Technology Prospects  

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Photovoltaic (PV) power technology has shown steady progress over the past ten years toward its ultimate use in bulk — i.e., energy-significant — electric power applications, including demonstration of highly ...

Edgar A. DeMeo

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of a green wafer fab featuring solar photovoltaic technology and storage system  

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A semiconductor wafer fab requires a significant amount of energy to maintain its daily operations. Solar photovoltaics (PV) is a clean and renewable technology that can be potentially used to power large wafer fabs. There exist some critical factors ...

Leann Sanders; Stephanie Lopez; Greg Guzman; Jesus Jimenez; Tongdan Jin

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated life-cycle assessment of electricity-supply scenarios confirms global environmental benefit of low-carbon technologies  

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...Electricity Generation. J. Ind...costs of photovoltaic systems...2005) Environmental Impact of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Module Production...electricity generation technologies...concentrating solar power plants...

Edgar G. Hertwich; Thomas Gibon; Evert A. Bouman; Anders Arvesen; Sangwon Suh; Garvin A. Heath; Joseph D. Bergesen; Andrea Ramirez; Mabel I. Vega; Lei Shi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE to Provide Up to $17.6 Million for Solar Photovoltaic Technology  

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DOE to Provide Up to $17.6 Million for Solar Photovoltaic DOE to Provide Up to $17.6 Million for Solar Photovoltaic Technology Development DOE to Provide Up to $17.6 Million for Solar Photovoltaic Technology Development September 29, 2008 - 3:43pm Addthis WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $17.6 million, subject to annual appropriations, for six early stage photovoltaic (PV) module incubator projects that focus on the initial manufacturing of advanced solar PV technologies. Including the cost share from industry, which will be at least 20 percent, the total research investment is expected to reach up to $35.4 million. These projects support President Bush's Solar America Initiative, which aims to make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional forms of electricity by 2015.

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Interface and Electrode Engineering for Next-Generation Organic Photovoltaic Cells: Final Technical Report, March 2005 - August 2008  

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The objective of this project was to enable next-generation, efficient, easily manufacturable, and durable organic photovoltaics through interface and electrode engineering.

Mason, T. O.; Chang, R. P. H.; Freeman, A. J.; Marks, T. J.; Poeppelmeier, K. R.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo-voltaic power generating means and methods  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A photo-voltaic power cell based on a photoelectric semiconductor compound and the method of using and making the same. The semiconductor compound in the photo-voltaic power cell of the present invention can be electrolytically formed at a cathode in an electrolytic solution by causing discharge or decomposition of ions or molecules of a non-metallic component with deposition of the non-metallic component on the cathode and simultaneously providing ions of a metal component which discharge and combine with the non-metallic component at the cathode thereby forming the semiconductor compound film material thereon. By stoichiometrically adjusting the amounts of the components, or otherwise by introducing dopants into the desired amounts, an N-type layer can be formed and thereafter a P-type layer can be formed with a junction therebetween. The invention is effective in producing homojunction semiconductor materials and heterojunction semiconductor materials. The present invention also provides a method of using three electrodes in order to form the semiconductor compound material on one of these electrodes. Various examples are given for manufacturing different photo-voltaic cells in accordance with the present invention.

Kroger, Ferdinand A. (Los Angeles, CA); Rod, Robert L. (Marina del Rey, CA); Panicker, Ramachandra M. P. (Camarillo, CA); Knaster, Mark B. (Ambler, PA)

1984-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo-voltaic power generating means and methods  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A photo-voltaic power cell based on a photoelectric semiconductor compound and the method of using and making the same. The semiconductor compound in the photo-voltaic power cell of the present invention can be electrolytically formed at a cathode in an electrolytic solution by causing discharge or decomposition of ions or molecules of a non-metallic component with deposition of the non-metallic component on the cathode and simultaneously providing ions of a metal component which discharge and combine with the non-metallic component at the cathode thereby forming the semiconductor compound film material thereon. By stoichiometrically adjusting the amounts of the components, or otherwise by introducing dopants into the desired amounts, an N-type layer can be formed and thereafter a P-type layer can be formed with a junction therebetween. The invention is effective in producing homojunction semiconductor materials and heterojunction semiconductor materials. The present invention also provides a method of using three electrodes in order to form the semiconductor compound material on one of these electrodes. Various examples are given for manufacturing different photo-voltaic cells in accordance with the present invention.

Kroger, Ferdinand A. (Santa Monica, CA); Rod, Robert L. (Marina del Rey, CA); Panicker, M. P. Ramachandra (Camarillo, CA)

1983-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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High Penetration, Grid Connected Photovoltaic Technology Codes and Standards: Preprint  

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This paper reports the interim status in identifying and reviewing photovoltaic (PV) codes and standards (C&S) and related electrical activities for grid-connected, high-penetration PV systems with a focus on U.S. electric utility distribution grid interconnection.

Basso, T. S.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaics  

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...competitive industry that can supply...by private industry and universities...French, German, and Japanese...this fledgling industry. Although...application of new technological...land-use impacts to be minimized...program's cost-reduction strategy...produce harmful emissions or waste products...

Jeffrey L. Smith

1981-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Global prospects, progress, policies, and environmental impact of solar photovoltaic power generation  

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Abstract Global energy demand and environmental concerns are the driving force for use of alternative, sustainable, and clean energy sources. Solar energy is the inexhaustible and CO2-emission-free energy source worldwide. The Sun provides 1.4×105 TW power as received on the surface of the Earth and about 3.6×104 TW of this power is usable. In 2012, world power consumption was 17 TW, which is less than 3.6×104 TW. Photovoltaic (PV) cells are the basic element for converting solar energy into electricity. PV cell technologies, energy conversion efficiency, economic analysis, energy policies, environmental impact, various applications, prospects, and progress have been comprehensively reviewed and presented in this paper. This work compiles the latest literature (i.e. journal articles, conference proceedings, and reports, among others) on PV power generation, economic analysis, environmental impact, and policies to increase public awareness. From the review, it was found that PV is an easy way to capture solar energy where PV based power generation has also rapidly increased.

M. Hosenuzzaman; N.A. Rahim; J. Selvaraj; M. Hasanuzzaman; A.B.M.A. Malek; A. Nahar

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Health and Safety Concerns of Photovoltaic Solar Panels  

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The generation of electricity from photovoltaic (PV) solar panels is safe and effective. Because PV systems do not burn fossil fuels they do not produce the toxic air or greenhouse gas emissions associated with conventional fossil fuel fired generation technologies. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, few power-generating technologies have as little environmental impact as photovoltaic solar

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Comparative analysis of concentrating solar power and photovoltaic technologies: Technical and environmental evaluations  

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Solar energy is an important alternative energy source to fossil fuels and theoretically the most available energy source on the earth. Solar energy can be converted into electric energy by using two different processes: by means of thermodynamic cycles and the photovoltaic conversion. Solar thermal technologies, sometimes called thermodynamic solar technologies, operating at medium (about 500 °C) and high temperatures (about 1000 °C), have recently attracted a renewed interest and have become one of the most promising alternatives in the field of solar energy utilization. Photovoltaic conversion is very interesting, although still quite expensive, because of the absence of moving components and the reduced operating and management costs. The main objectives of the present work are: • to carry out comparative technical evaluations on the amount of electricity produced by two hypothetical plants, located on the same site, for which a preliminary design was made: a solar thermal power plant with parabolic trough collectors and a photovoltaic plant with a single-axis tracking system; • to carry out a comparative analysis of the environmental impact derived from the processes of electricity generation during the whole life cycle of the two hypothetical power plants. First a technical comparison between the two plants was made assuming that they have the same nominal electric power and then the same total covered surface. The methodology chosen to evaluate the environmental impact associated with the power plants is the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). It allows to analyze all the phases of the life cycle of the plants, from the extraction of raw materials until their disposal, following the “from cradle to grave” perspective. The environmental impact of the two power plants was simulated by using the software SimaPro 7.1, elaborated by PRé Consultants and using the Eco-Indicator 99 methodology. Finally, the results of the analysis of the environmental impact are used to calculate the following parameters associated to the power plants: EPBT (Energy Pay-Back Time), CO2 emissions and GWP100 (Global Warming Potential over a 100 year time horizon).

U. Desideri; F. Zepparelli; V. Morettini; E. Garroni

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thin Film Materials and Processing Techniques for a Next Generation Photovoltaic Device: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-12-470  

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This research extends thin film materials and processes relevant to the development and production of a next generation photovoltaic device.

van Hest, M.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanopillar Photovoltaics: Photon Management and Junction Engineering for Next-Generation Solar Cells  

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for efficient photovoltaic cells, Nat. Nanotechnol. 6, 568-for efficient photovoltaic cells, Nat. Nanotechnol. 6, 568-trapping in thin-film photovoltaic cells, Opt. Express 8,

Mariani, Giacomo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the photovoltaic generation potential and real-time analysis of the photovoltaic panel operation on a building facade in southern Brazil  

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Abstract Solar photovoltaic systems are an alternative to the current model of power generation, supplying clean energy with little environmental impact and no significant losses associated with distribution networks. This study aims to obtain data on electricity generation in real time for a photovoltaic panel installed in the city of Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, comparing the electric power generation of the photovoltaic panel with the solar radiation data of the city, obtained with the use of a pyranometer. Data from incident solar radiation, measured in the city, on the period of 2007–2012 were used. Comparisons with data from power generation of the photovoltaic panel and assessment of the solar potential were performed. The photovoltaic panel has an area of 16.5 m2 and was installed on the campus of UNIVATES University Center, arranged so that it faces the true north and tilted at an angle of 24°, for better utilization of solar radiation incident along the year. At the end of this phase of the study, it was obtained an average power generation of 11.0 kWh/day and efficiency of the modules in the order of 12.6%.

João Vicente Akwa; Odorico Konrad; Gustavo Vinícius Kaufmann; Cezar Augusto Machado

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: Photovoltaics  

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Sandia's solar photovoltaic (PV) work is focused on developing cost-effective, reliable photovoltaic energy systems and accelerating the integration of PV technology in the...

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Renewable Energy Powered Membrane Technology. 1. Development and Characterization of a Photovoltaic Hybrid Membrane System  

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Renewable Energy Powered Membrane Technology. 1. Development and Characterization of a Photovoltaic Hybrid Membrane System ... In isolated communities where potable water sources as well as energy grids are limited or nonexistent, treating brackish groundwater aquifers with small-scale desalination systems can be a viable alternative to existing water infrastructures. ...

A.I. Schäfer; A. Broeckmann; B.S. Richards

2006-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Prospects and performance limitations for Cu–Zn–Sn–S–Se photovoltaic technology  

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...Co-evaporation has been an important pillar of CIGSSe technology, achieving top...100GWp) PV manufacturing-[92]. Three approaches based on pure solutions...CO;2-6 ) 13 Fthenakis, V . 2009 Sustainability of photovoltaics: the case for thin-film...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A maximum power tracking algorithm based on photovoltaic current control for matching loads to a photovoltaic generator  

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In this paper, a novel maximum power point tracking (MPPT) approach is studied. It is based on the photovoltaic (PV) current control. The last one...

Ben Hamed Mouna; Sbita Lassaâd

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Articles about Next-Generation Technologies  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Stories about next-generation technologies featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program.

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Innovative Energy Technologies: The Next Generation  

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Innovative Energy Technologies: The Next Generation T E C H N O L O G Y G U I D E #12;Our lifestyle is sustained by energy. Technologies developed at Carnegie Mellon have the ability to enhance energy generation of entering, the marketplace. These next generation technologies have been developed by undergraduate

Andrews, Peter B.

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Nanopillar Photovoltaics: Photon Management and Junction Engineering for Next-Generation Solar Cells  

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S. Heterojunction photovoltaics using GaAs nanowires andC. M. Single nanowire photovoltaics, Chem. Soc. Rev. 38, 16-nanopillar-array photovoltaics on low-cost and flexible

Mariani, Giacomo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility-Scale Concentrating Solar Power and Photovoltaic Projects: A Technology and Market Overview  

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Utility-Scale Concentrating Utility-Scale Concentrating Solar Power and Photovoltaics Projects: A Technology and Market Overview Michael Mendelsohn, Travis Lowder, and Brendan Canavan Technical Report NREL/TP-6A20-51137 April 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Utility-Scale Concentrating Solar Power and Photovoltaics Projects: A Technology and Market Overview Michael Mendelsohn, Travis Lowder, and Brendan Canavan Prepared under Task No. SM10.2442

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Distributed generation with photovoltaic systems: A utility perspective  

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Today PV power systems are already cost-effective and commonly employed in a wide range of remote applications such as electricity supply to isolated users and small communities; water pumping and desalination; powering of service equipment such as radio repeaters; pipelines and well-heads cathodic protection. PV systems can easily cover a broad range of power requirements, allowing them to take advantage of new niche markets as they develop. Besides such applications a ``non-power'', low performance, consumer market also exists (watches, calculators, gadgets) that has already reached a stable growth condition. In the last decade, an increase has been experienced of about three times in the amount of module shipments (103 MW expected in 1997), a more balanced regional manufacturer share has developed, crystalline technology has maintained its lead, and a more market-oriented application share has appeared (at present most applications are for stand-alone).

Vigotti, R.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring and smart management for hybrid plants (photovoltaic–generator) in Ghardaia  

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In this paper an effective operation of standalone hybrid photovoltaic (PV) system is proposed by implementing a management program via control strategy. The system is composed of photovoltaic modules a liquid petroleum gas (LPG) fired generator and electrochemical batteries. The system configuration can solve problems that affect the quality and reliability of power supplies. This document includes the state of the art work carried out so far in the field of hybrid energy systems including the study and evaluation of control methods. This paper focuses on the design and implementation of an electronic control module and optimal energy management in hybrid energy systems using real weather data and load profile. The results have shown a reliable behavior of the control system and a good robustness to perturbations.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A general technology adoption model of solar photovoltaic under feed-in tariff policy incorporating learning and network effects  

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There is now a plethora of renewable energy policy instruments to support the adoption of renewable energy technology and the generation of renewable electricity. Different ways to characterize such policies have included whether these policies are Price driven or Quota (Quantity) driven generation based or capacity driven etc. All such incentive-based policies (vs. Command and control policies) attempt to correct market failure of under supply of renewable energy. This paper uses a technology adoption approach to study the feed-in tariff policy for the photovoltaic (PV) technology. We developed a general economic model to study the adoption incentive for smaller system under a feed-in tariff regime. The model incorporates both the learning effect of system cost and a negative network externality effect inherent in the feed-in tariff policy. The latter is due to that nonadopters would need to contribute to payment for adopters' electricity generation. Using numerical methods we demonstrated that the feed-in tariff model has the potential to exhibit bandwagon or accelerated adoption effects. Cost learning is key to contributing to this but network effects would serve to dampen it. Our model seems to able to explain the rapid growth pattern in PV systems installation capacity and generation in Germany during the growth period of 1999–2003. We explore some policy implications of the model and suggest future research directions.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanopillar Photovoltaics: Photon Management and Junction Engineering for Next-Generation Solar Cells  

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into flexible, 15 low-cost photovoltaic devices. To analyzediminish the cost of the active photovoltaic cell byphotovoltaic market. However, mainly due to high manufacturing costs,

Mariani, Giacomo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preface to Special Topic: Selected Papers from the First Nanotechnology for Next Generation High Efficiency Photovoltaics Conference—NextGen Nano Photovoltaic, Cargèse, Corsica Island, France, 2013  

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The main idea of the NextGen Nano Photovoltaic (PV) Conference was to share the experience of researchers and engineers focused on new concepts at the nanoscale where one can change the architecture of the solar cell and open new opportunities for low-cost processes to capture light convert it and then move charges through the solar cell structure. The timing of these two combined events (workshop and spring school in parallel) was excellent as these technologies could have a dramatic impact on efficiency help produce low-cost devices and reduce the quantity of materials used and thus lead the way to a true technological breakthrough leading to the mass deployment of photovoltaic technologies.

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Photovoltaics (Fact Sheet)  

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The fact sheet summarizes the goals and activities of the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program efforts within its photovoltaics subprogram.

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2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaics (Fact Sheet)  

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The fact sheet summarizes the goals and activities of the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program efforts within its photovoltaics subprogram.

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2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Sandia National Laboratories: photovoltaic  

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PV Facilities On November 10, 2010, in Photovoltaic System Evaluation Laboratory Distributed Energy Technologies Laboratory Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications...

90

Operation strategy for a lab-scale grid-connected photovoltaic generation system integrated with battery energy storage  

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Abstract The operation strategy for a lab-scale grid-connected photovoltaic generation system integrated with battery energy storage is proposed in this paper. The photovoltaic generation system is composed of a full-bridge inverter, a DC–DC boost converter, an isolated bidirectional DC–DC converter, a solar cell array and a battery set. Since the battery set acts as an energy buffer to adjust the power generation of the solar cell array, the negative impact on power quality caused by the intermittent and unstable output power from a solar cell array is alleviated, so the penetration rate of the grid-connected photovoltaic generation system is increased. A lab-scale prototype is developed to verify the performance of the system. The experimental results show that it achieves the expected performance.

Hurng-Liahng Jou; Yi-Hao Chang; Jinn-Chang Wu; Kuen-Der Wu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Exergoeconomic analysis of high concentration photovoltaic thermal co-generation system for space cooling  

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Abstract This paper provides an exergetic analysis of a 10 MW high concentration photovoltaic thermal (HCPVT) power plant case study located in Hammam Bou Hadjar, Algeria. The novel HCPVT multi-energy carrier plant converts 25% of the direct normal irradiance (DNI) into electrical energy and 62.5% to low grade heat for a combined efficiency of 87.5%. The HCPVT system employs a point focus dish concentrator with a cooled PV receiver module. The novel “hot-water” cooling approach is used for energy reuse purposes and is enabled by our state-of-the-art substrate integrated micro-cooling technology. The high performance cooler of the receiver with a thermal resistance of <0.12 cm2 K/W enables the receiver module to handle concentrations of up to 5000 suns. In the present study, a concentration of 2000 suns allows using coolant fluid temperatures of up to 80 °C. This key innovation ensures reliable operation of the triple junction PV (3JPV) cells used and also allows heat recovery for utilization in other thermal applications such as space cooling, heating, and desalination. Within this context, an exergoeconomics analysis of photovoltaic thermal co-generation for space cooling is presented in this manuscript. The valuation method presented here for the HCPVT multi-energy carrier plant comprises both the technical and economic perspectives. The proposed model determines how the cost structure is evolving in four different scenarios by quantifying the potential thermal energy demand in Hammam Bou Hadjar. The model pins down the influence of technical details such as the exergetic efficiency to the economic value of the otherwise wasted heat. The thermal energy reuse boosts the power station?s overall yield, reduces total average costs and optimizes power supply as fixed capital is deployed more efficiently. It is observed that even though potential cooling demand can be substantial (19,490 MWh per household), prices for cooling should be 3 times lower than those of electricity in Algeria (18 USD/MWh) to be competitive. This implies a need to reach economies of scale in the production of individual key components of the HCPVT system. The net present value (NPV) is calculated taking growth rates and the system?s modular efficiencies into account, discounted over 25 years. Scenario 1 shows that even though Algeria currently has no market for thermal energy, a break-even quantity (49,728 MWh) can be deduced by taking into account the relation between fixed costs and the marginal profit. Scenario 2 focuses on the national growth rate needed to break even, i.e. +10.92%. Scenario 3 illustrates thermal price variations given an increase in the Coefficient of Performance (COP) of a thermally driven adsorption chiller after year 10. In this case, the price for cooling will decrease from 18 USD/MWh to 14 USD/MWh. Finally, scenario 4 depicts Hammam Bou Hadjar?s potential cooling demand per household and the growth rate needed to break even if a market for heat would exist.

Veronica Garcia-Heller; Stephan Paredes; Chin Lee Ong; Patrick Ruch; Bruno Michel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Request for Information on Photovoltaic Module Recycling  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative requests feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to photovoltaic (PV) module recycling technology. SunShot intends to understand the current state of recycling technology and the areas of research that could lead to impactful recycling technologies to support the developing PV industry. The intent of this request for information is to generate discussion related to planning for the end of life of photovoltaic modules and to create a list of high impact research topics in photovoltaics recycling.

93

Innovative EnergyTechnologies: The Next Generation  

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;ABOUT T H E C A R N EG IE MELLON UNIVERSITY Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation OverInnovative EnergyTechnologies: The Next Generation T E C H N O L O G Y G U I D E #12;Our lifestyle is sustained by energy. Technologies developed at Carnegie Mellon have the ability to enhance energy generation

McGaughey, Alan

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PhotoVoltaic distributed generation for Lanai power grid real-time simulation and control integration scenario.  

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This paper discusses the modeling, analysis, and testing in a real-time simulation environment of the Lanai power grid system for the integration and control of PhotoVoltaic (PV) distributed generation. The Lanai Island in Hawaii is part of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) to transition to 30% renewable green energy penetration by 2030. In Lanai the primary loads come from two Castle and Cook Resorts, in addition to residential needs. The total peak load profile is 12470 V, 5.5 MW. Currently there are several diesel generators that meet these loading requirements. As part of the HCEI, Lanai has initially installed 1.2 MW of PV generation. The goal of this study has been to evaluate the impact of the PV with respect to the conventional carbon-based diesel generation in real time simulation. For intermittent PV distributed generation, the overall stability and transient responses are investigated. A simple Lanai 'like' model has been developed in the Matlab/Simulink environment (see Fig. 1) and to accommodate real-time simulation of the hybrid power grid system the Opal-RT Technologies RT-Lab environment is used. The diesel generators have been modelled using the SimPowerSystems toolbox swing equations and a custom Simulink module has been developed for the High level PV generation. All of the loads have been characterized primarily as distribution lines with series resistive load banks with one VAR load bank. Three-phase faults are implemented for each bus. Both conventional and advanced control architectures will be used to evaluate the integration of the PV onto the current power grid system. The baseline numerical results include the stable performance of the power grid during varying cloud cover (PV generation ramping up/down) scenarios. The importance of assessing the real-time scenario is included.

Robinett, Rush D., III; Kukolich, Keith (Opal RT Technologies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada); Wilson, David Gerald; Schenkman, Benjamin L.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1 Copyright 2011 by ASME MATERIAL OPTIMIZATION FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC AND  

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photovoltaic and hot water co-generation based on various solar cell technologies and micro channel heat sinks. Concentrated solar Photovoltaic (PV) based on multi junction cells can yield around 35-40% efficiency is moderate [3] in comparison to the concentrated solar photovoltaic, for which multi-junction cells

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Oscillatory stability analysis with high penetrations of large-scale photovoltaic generation  

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Prompted by the need for clean energy sources, increasing amounts of photovoltaic (PV) generator is connected to the power system around the world, hence, affects many aspects the dynamic and operational characteristics of synchronous generator dominated power system. In this paper, the impact of large-scale PV generation on power system oscillation, especially the inter-area oscillation is studied. The effect of PV on inter-area mode is investigated in New England–New York test system for different level of penetrations and operating conditions. Analysis in the paper reveals that increased PV penetration could affect the critical inter-area mode detrimentally. A trajectory sensitivity based rotor angle norm is evaluated to explore the reason why PV generators are interacting negatively on critical inter-area mode. The primary basis of the method is to convert the PV generator with equivalent sized synchronous generator and evaluate the sensitivity by real power perturbation. The analysis reveals that integration of PV to the system creates higher angular separation among synchronous generators, results inter-area oscillations. A generator ranking based operating point adjustment method is proposed in this paper to minimize the angular separation. The results obtained indicate that the proposed method can effectively minimize the angular separation, hence, enhance the damping of inter-area mode.

Rakibuzzaman Shah; N. Mithulananthan; R.C. Bansal

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Photovoltaics | Open Energy Information  

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Photovoltaics Photovoltaics Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Photovoltaics Pertaining to the direct conversion of light into electricity[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. Photovoltaic power generation employs solar panels composed of a number of solar cells containing a photovoltaic material. Materials presently used for photovoltaics include monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon, amorphous silicon, cadmium telluride, and copper indium gallium selenide/sulfide. Due to the increased demand for renewable energy sources, the manufacturing of solar cells and photovoltaic arrays has advanced

98

Security constrained generation scheduling for grids incorporating wind, photovoltaic and thermal power  

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Abstract In this paper, security constrained generation scheduling (SCGS) problem for a grid incorporating thermal, wind and photovoltaic (PV) units is formulated. The formulation takes into account the stochastic nature of both wind and PV power output and imbalance charges due to mismatch between the actual and scheduled wind and PV power outputs. A hybrid technique in which the basic elements are a genetic algorithm (GA) with artificial neural network (ANN) and a priority list (PL) is used to minimize the total operating costs while satisfying all operational constraints considering both conventional and renewable energy generators. Numerical results are reported and discussed based on the simulation performed on the IEEE 24-bus reliability test system. The results demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed approach to reduce the total production cost for real time operation. Moreover, the results verified that the proposed approach can be applied to different problem dimensions and can score more favorably compared with analytical techniques.

Azza A. ElDesouky

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Coal based electric generation comparative technologies report  

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Ohio Clean Fuels, Inc., (OCF) has licensed technology that involves Co-Processing (Co-Pro) poor grade (high sulfur) coal and residual oil feedstocks to produce clean liquid fuels on a commercial scale. Stone Webster is requested to perform a comparative technologies report for grassroot plants utilizing coal as a base fuel. In the case of Co-Processing technology the plant considered is the nth plant in a series of applications. This report presents the results of an economic comparison of this technology with other power generation technologies that use coal. Technologies evaluated were:Co-Processing integrated with simple cycle combustion turbine generators, (CSC); Co-Processing integrated with combined cycle combustion turbine generators, (CCC); pulverized coal-fired boiler with flue gas desulfurization and steam turbine generator, (PC) and Circulating fluidized bed boiler and steam turbine generator, (CFB). Conceptual designs were developed. Designs were based on approximately equivalent net electrical output for each technology. A base case of 310 MWe net for each technology was established. Sensitivity analyses at other net electrical output sizes varying from 220 MWe's to 1770 MWe's were also performed. 4 figs., 9 tabs.

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1989-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent progress in the photovoltaic manufacturing technology project (PVMaT)  

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The Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) Project was initiated in 1990 to help the US photovoltaic (PV) industry extend its world leadership role in manufacturing and commercially developing PV modules and systems. It is being conducted in several phases, staggered to support industry progress. The four most recently awarded subcontracts (Phase 2B) are now completing their first year of research. They include two subcontracts on CdTe, one on Spheral Solar[trademark] Cells, and one on cast polysilicon. These subcontracts represent new technology additions to the PVMaT Project. Subcontracts initiated in earlier phases are nearing completion, and their progress is summarized. An additional phase of PVMaT, Phase 4A, is being initiated which will emphasize product-driven manufacturing research and development. The intention of Phase 4A is to emphasize improvement and cost reduction in the manufacture of full-system PV products. The work areas may include, but are not limited to, issues such as improvement of module manufacturing processes; system and system component packaging, integration, manufacturing, and assembly; product manufacturing flexibility; and balance-of-system development with the goal of product manufacturing improvements.

Witt, C.E.; Mitchell, R.L.; Thomas, H. (National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)); Herwig, L.O. (USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)); Ruby, D.S. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)); Sellers, R.

1994-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Competitive auction mechanisms for the promotion renewable energy technologies: The case of the 50 MW photovoltaics projects in Cyprus  

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Abstract There are a range of policy frameworks and support mechanisms to promote the penetration of renewable energy technologies into the energy mix assembled by the governments and regulatory bodies around the world. The three dominant and most common support schemes that have also been implemented within the EU and proven successful in the past include the competitive auctions, the Feed-in Tariff scheme (FiT), and Tradable Green Certificates (TGCs). This study reviews the use of the competitive auction mechanism for the promotion of power generation from renewable energy technologies. The process of the specific policy instrument as well as its pros and cons are introduced. Successful and failed case studies from countries that have already incorporated this mechanism into their renewable energy technologies development policies are also presented. Among these cases is the Cyprus auction procurement for the licensing of 50 MW of photovoltaic power plants, conducted in January 2013, which is thoroughly elaborated in this paper. The timeline of the bids is presented, and the auction winner strategy is tracked and examined. A discussion is also presented on the feasibility of the awarded projects. Eventually, the entire auction procurement procedure is evaluated to expose the defects of the mechanism and to offer some recommendations for the viability of the process.

Angeliki Kylili; Paris A. Fokaides

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Nanocrystal Photovoltaics: The Case of Cu2S-CdS  

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M. A. Third generation photovoltaics: Ultra-high conversionmodern photovoltaic age. … in photovoltaics: research andnanopillar-array photovoltaics on low-cost and flexible

Rivest, Jessica Louis Baker

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Utilizing Electric Vehicles to Assist Integration of Large Penetrations of Distributed Photovoltaic Generation Capacity  

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Executive Summary Introduction and Motivation This analysis provides the first insights into the leveraging potential of distributed photovoltaic (PV) technologies on rooftop and electric vehicle (EV) charging. Either of the two technologies by themselves - at some high penetrations – may cause some voltage control challenges or overloading problems, respectively. But when combined, there – at least intuitively – could be synergistic effects, whereby one technology mitigates the negative impacts of the other. High penetration of EV charging may overload existing distribution system components, most prominently the secondary transformer. If PV technology is installed at residential premises or anywhere downstream of the secondary transformer, it will provide another electricity source thus, relieving the loading on the transformers. Another synergetic or mitigating effect could be envisioned when high PV penetration reverts the power flow upward in the distribution system (from the homes upstream into the distribution system). Protection schemes may then no longer work and voltage violation (exceeding the voltage upper limited of the ANSI voltage range) may occur. In this particular situation, EV charging could absorb the electricity from the PV, such that the reversal of power flow can be reduced or alleviated. Given these potential mutual synergistic behaviors of PV and EV technologies, this project attempted to quantify the benefits of combining the two technologies. Furthermore, of interest was how advanced EV control strategies may influence the outcome of the synergy between EV charging and distributed PV installations. Particularly, Californian utility companies with high penetration of the distributed PV technology, who have experienced voltage control problems, are interested how intelligent EV charging could support or affect the voltage control

Tuffner, Francis K.; Chassin, Forrest S.; Kintner-Meyer, Michael CW; Gowri, Krishnan

2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

104

Adaptation of thin-film photovoltaic technology for use in space  

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The anticipated deployment of large numbers of satellites in low earth orbit (LEO) for global telecommunications networks renews interest in producing solar power systems that are lightweight, robust, resistant to radiation damage, and relatively inexpensive. Promising near term thin-film candidates are amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe), and copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS). The authors discuss the modifications that are necessary to adapt terrestrial thin-film technology for use in space. The authors characterize expected module performance and present results of tests performed on sample cells. They consider the possibility of achieving aggressive cost, weight, and performance targets through the use of thin-film photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Fairbanks, E.S.; Gates, M.T. [Boeing Commercial Space Co., Seattle, WA (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

105

Simulation of one-minute power output from utility-scale photovoltaic generation systems.  

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We present an approach to simulate time-synchronized, one-minute power output from large photovoltaic (PV) generation plants in locations where only hourly irradiance estimates are available from satellite sources. The approach uses one-minute irradiance measurements from ground sensors in a climatically and geographically similar area. Irradiance is translated to power using the Sandia Array Performance Model. Power output is generated for 2007 in southern Nevada are being used for a Solar PV Grid Integration Study to estimate the integration costs associated with various utility-scale PV generation levels. Plant designs considered include both fixed-tilt thin-film, and single-axis-tracked polycrystalline Si systems ranging in size from 5 to 300 MW{sub AC}. Simulated power output profiles at one-minute intervals were generated for five scenarios defined by total PV capacity (149.5 MW, 222 WM, 292 MW, 492 MW, and 892 MW) each comprising as many as 10 geographically separated PV plants.

Stein, Joshua S.; Ellis, Abraham; Hansen, Clifford W.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

The Development of Semiconducting Materials for Organic Photovoltaics  

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F. C. ; Norrman, K. Prog. Photovoltaics 2007, 15, 697–712.Processed Organic Photovoltaics that Generate Chargepolymer-based organic photovoltaics (OPVs) have attracted

Douglas, Jessica D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Silicon Nanostructure-based Technology for Next Generation Energy...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Silicon Nanostructure-based Technology for Next Generation Energy Storage Silicon Nanostructure-based Technology for Next Generation Energy Storage 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells...

108

Overview of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan Discusses thermoelectric power generation technologies as applied to waste heat recovery, renewable thermal energy...

109

Fostering the Next Generation of Nuclear Energy Technology |...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Fostering the Next Generation of Nuclear Energy Technology Fostering the Next Generation of Nuclear Energy Technology September 29, 2014 - 11:06am Addthis Fostering the Next...

110

Fuel Cell Comparison of Distributed Power Generation Technologies...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Cell Comparison of Distributed Power Generation Technologies Fuel Cell Comparison of Distributed Power Generation Technologies This report examines backup power and prime power...

111

Overview of Progress in Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Overview of Progress in Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan Overview of Progress in Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan Presents progress in...

112

Continuous roll-to-roll a-Si photovoltaic manufacturing technology  

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This report describes work performed by ECD to advance its roll-to-roll, triple-junction photovoltaic manufacturing technologies; to reduce the module production costs; to increase the stabilized module performance; and to expand the commercial capacity utilizing ECD technology. The 3-year goal is to develop advanced large-scale manufacturing technology incorporating ECD's earlier research advances with the capability of producing modules with stable 11% efficiency at a cost of approximately $1/W[sub p]. Major efforts during Phase I are (1) the optimization of the high-performance back-reflector system, (2) the optimization of a-Si-Ge narrow band-gap solar cell, and (3) the optimization of the stable efficiency of the module. The goal is to achieve a stable 8% efficient 0.3-m [times] 1.2-m (1-ft [times] 4-ft) module. Also, the efforts include work on a proprietary, high-deposition-rate, microwave plasma, CVD manufacturing technology; and on the investigation of material cost reduction.

Izu, M. (Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., Troy, MI (United States))

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Thin Film CIGS and CdTe Photovoltaic Technologies: Commercialization, Critical Issues, and Applications; Preprint  

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We report here on the major commercialization aspects of thin-film photovoltaic (PV) technologies based on CIGS and CdTe (a-Si and thin-Si are also reported for completeness on the status of thin-film PV). Worldwide silicon (Si) based PV technologies continues to dominate at more than 94% of the market share, with the share of thin-film PV at less than 6%. However, the market share for thin-film PV in the United States continues to grow rapidly over the past several years and in CY 2006, they had a substantial contribution of about 44%, compared to less than 10% in CY 2003. In CY 2007, thin-film PV market share is expected to surpass that of Si technology in the United States. Worldwide estimated projections for CY 2010 are that thin-film PV production capacity will be more than 3700 MW. A 40-MW thin-film CdTe solar field is currently being installed in Saxony, Germany, and will be completed in early CY 2009. The total project cost is Euro 130 million, which equates to an installed PV system price of Euro 3.25/-watt averaged over the entire solar project. This is the lowest price for any installed PV system in the world today. Critical research, development, and technology issues for thin-film CIGS and CdTe are also elucidated in this paper.

Ullal, H. S.; von Roedern, B.

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Photovoltaics | Open Energy Information  

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Photovoltaics Photovoltaics (Redirected from Photovoltaic) Jump to: navigation, search (The following text is derived from NREL's description of photovoltaic technology.)[1] Photovoltaic Panels Solar cells, also called photovoltaic (PV) cells by scientists, convert sunlight directly into electricity. PV gets its name from the process of converting light (photons) to electricity (voltage), which is called the PV effect. The PV effect was discovered in 1954, when scientists at Bell Telephone discovered that silicon (an element found in sand) created an electric charge when exposed to sunlight. Soon solar cells were being used to power space satellites and smaller items like calculators and watches. Today, thousands of people power their homes and businesses with individual

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MHK Technologies/Platform generators | Open Energy Information  

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generators generators < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Platform generators.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Aqua Magnetics Inc Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Reciprocating Device Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5 6 System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description In the platform configuration the generators sit on a platform and buoy floats move the generator s coil up and down as waves and swell pass underneath Technology Dimensions Device Testing Date Submitted 06:09.4 << Return to the MHK database homepage Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=MHK_Technologies/Platform_generators&oldid=681636

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Utility-Scale Concentrating Solar Power and Photovoltaic Projects: A Technology and Market Overview  

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Over the last several years, solar energy technologies have been, or are in the process of being, deployed at unprecedented levels. A critical recent development, resulting from the massive scale of projects in progress or recently completed, is having the power sold directly to electric utilities. Such 'utility-scale' systems offer the opportunity to deploy solar technologies far faster than the traditional 'behind-the-meter' projects designed to offset retail load. Moreover, these systems have employed significant economies of scale during construction and operation, attracting financial capital, which in turn can reduce the delivered cost of power. This report is a summary of the current U.S. utility-scale solar state-of-the-market and development pipeline. Utility-scale solar energy systems are generally categorized as one of two basic designs: concentrating solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV). CSP systems can be further delineated into four commercially available technologies: parabolic trough, central receiver (CR), parabolic dish, and linear Fresnel reflector. CSP systems can also be categorized as hybrid, which combine a solar-based system (generally parabolic trough, CR, or linear Fresnel) and a fossil fuel energy system to produce electric power or steam.

Mendelsohn, M.; Lowder, T.; Canavan, B.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Progress of the Photovoltaic Technology Incubator Project Towards an Enhanced U.S. Manufacturing Base: Preprint  

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In this paper, we report on the major accomplishments of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP) Photovoltaic (PV) Technology Incubator project. The Incubator project facilitates a company's transition from developing a solar cell or PV module prototype to pilot- and large-scale U.S. manufacturing. The project targets small businesses that have demonstrated proof-of-concept devices or processes in the laboratory. Their success supports U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu's SunShot Initiative, which seeks to achieve PV technologies that are cost-competitive without subsidies at large scale with fossil-based energy sources by the end of this decade. The Incubator Project has enhanced U.S. PV manufacturing capacity and created more than 1200 clean energy jobs, resulting in an increase in American economic competitiveness. The investment raised to date by these PV Incubator companies as a result of DOE's $ 59 million investment totals nearly $ 1.3 billion.

Ullal, H.; Mitchell, R.; Keyes, B.; VanSant, K.; von Roedern, B.; Symko-Davies, M.; Kane, V.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Local government guide to the emerging technologies of cogeneration and photovoltaics. Energy technology report of the energy task force of the urban consortium  

SciTech Connect

An overview of cogeneration and photovoltaics systems is presented to provide local government managers a basic understanding of the technologies. Issues and considerations associated with applications are presented. Discussions cover installation and maintenance requirements, equipment availability, costs, and risks/benefits. Data describing demonstration sites and contacts for further information are provided. (MCW)

None

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

FCT Technology Validation: Stationary/Distributed Generation Projects  

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Stationary/Distributed Stationary/Distributed Generation Projects to someone by E-mail Share FCT Technology Validation: Stationary/Distributed Generation Projects on Facebook Tweet about FCT Technology Validation: Stationary/Distributed Generation Projects on Twitter Bookmark FCT Technology Validation: Stationary/Distributed Generation Projects on Google Bookmark FCT Technology Validation: Stationary/Distributed Generation Projects on Delicious Rank FCT Technology Validation: Stationary/Distributed Generation Projects on Digg Find More places to share FCT Technology Validation: Stationary/Distributed Generation Projects on AddThis.com... Home Transportation Projects Stationary/Distributed Generation Projects DOE Projects Non-DOE Projects Integrated Projects Quick Links Hydrogen Production

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National Laboratory Photovoltaics Research  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

DOE supports photovoltaic (PV) research and development and facilities at its national laboratories to accelerate progress toward achieving the SunShot Initiative's technological and economic...

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121

Amorphous Silicon-Carbon Nanostructure Photovoltaic Devices  

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reductions in costs for installed photovoltaic systems. Thisreductions in costs for installed photovoltaic systems. Thisphotovoltaic technologies that improve upon current solutions by being lower cost,

Schriver, Maria Christine

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Solar Photovoltaics Programme in India — an Overview  

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The solar photovoltaics programme constitutes an important component of the ... renewable sources of energy (NRSE). Solar photovoltaics technology is one of the most promising...

J. Gururaja

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Characterization of 3D Photovoltaics  

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Characterization of 3D Photovoltaics SEMICONDUCTORS Our goal is to provide industry with test structures and models of next-generation photovoltaics, with an initial focus on cadmium telluride (Cd (nanostructured) photovoltaic devices. Objective Impact and Customers · The U.S. Photovoltaic Industry Roadmap

124

Comparison of Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Electricity Generation Using Experimental Data from the Iea SSPS Project  

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From February 1982 to April 1983, photovoltaic panels had been installed at the site of the IEA SSPS project in Almeria, Spain. The measurements performed at these panels have been used to calculate, by means ...

P. Toggweiler; R. Minder

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems; Volume 6 Building America Best Practices Series  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

by by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory June 4, 2007 June 2007 * NREL/TP-550-41085 PNNL-16362 High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems Building America Best Practices Series Volume 6 High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems Building America Best Practices Series Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a DOE national laboratory Michael C. Baechler Theresa Gilbride, Kathi Ruiz, Heidi Steward and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a DOE national laboratory Pat M. Love June 4, 2007 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor Battelle Memorial Institute, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty,

126

Lessons Learned from the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology/PV Manufacturing R&D and Thin Film PV Partnership Projects  

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As the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Solar Energy Technologies Program initiates new cost-shared solar energy R&D under the Solar America Initiative (SAI), it is useful to analyze the experience gained from cost-shared R&D projects that have been funded through the program to date. This report summarizes lessons learned from two DOE-sponsored photovoltaic (PV) projects: the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology/PV Manufacturing R&D (PVMaT/PVMR&D) project and the Thin-Film PV Partnership project. During the past 10-15 years, these two projects have invested roughly $330 million of government resources in cost-shared R&D and leveraged another $190 million in private-sector PV R&D investments. Following a description of key findings and brief descriptions of the PVMaT/PVMR&D and Thin-Film PV Partnership projects, this report presents lessons learned from the projects.

Margolis, R.; Mitchell, R.; Zweibel, K.

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIA - International Energy Outlook 2009-Solar Photovoltaic and solar  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Electric Technologies Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Electric Technologies International Energy Outlook 2009 Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Electric Technologies Solar power is one of the fastest-growing sources of renewable energy worldwide. Many nations, concerned about the environmental impacts of electricity generation from fossil fuels or from large-scale hydroelectric plants, have been turning to solar power as an environmentally benign alternative. The solar energy that reaches the earth can be harnessed to generate electric power, and the potential for large-scale applications of solar power has improved markedly in recent years. Two solar power technologies—solar photovoltaic and solar thermal—are widely employed today, and their use is likely to increase in the future.

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Silicon Nanostructure-based Technology for Next Generation Energy...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Energy Storage Silicon Nanostructure-based Technology for Next Generation Energy Storage 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual...

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Integrated, Automated Distributed Generation Technologies Demonstration  

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The purpose of the NETL Project was to develop a diverse combination of distributed renewable generation technologies and controls and demonstrate how the renewable generation could help manage substation peak demand at the ATK Promontory plant site. The Promontory plant site is located in the northwestern Utah desert approximately 25 miles west of Brigham City, Utah. The plant encompasses 20,000 acres and has over 500 buildings. The ATK Promontory plant primarily manufactures solid propellant rocket motors for both commercial and government launch systems. The original project objectives focused on distributed generation; a 100 kW (kilowatt) wind turbine, a 100 kW new technology waste heat generation unit, a 500 kW energy storage system, and an intelligent system-wide automation system to monitor and control the renewable energy devices then release the stored energy during the peak demand time. The original goal was to reduce peak demand from the electrical utility company, Rocky Mountain Power (RMP), by 3.4%. For a period of time we also sought to integrate our energy storage requirements with a flywheel storage system (500 kW) proposed for the Promontory/RMP Substation. Ultimately the flywheel storage system could not meet our project timetable, so the storage requirement was switched to a battery storage system (300 kW.) A secondary objective was to design/install a bi-directional customer/utility gateway application for real-time visibility and communications between RMP, and ATK. This objective was not achieved because of technical issues with RMP, ATK Information Technology Department’s stringent requirements based on being a rocket motor manufacturing facility, and budget constraints. Of the original objectives, the following were achieved: • Installation of a 100 kW wind turbine. • Installation of a 300 kW battery storage system. • Integrated control system installed to offset electrical demand by releasing stored energy from renewable sources during peak hours of the day. Control system also monitors the wind turbine and battery storage system health, power output, and issues critical alarms. Of the original objectives, the following were not achieved: • 100 kW new technology waste heat generation unit. • Bi-directional customer/utility gateway for real time visibility and communications between RMP and ATK. • 3.4% reduction in peak demand. 1.7% reduction in peak demand was realized instead.

Jensen, Kevin

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

130

Activity Stream - Energy Generation by State and Technology ...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Activity Stream Jay Huggins changed the extra "catalog" of the dataset Energy Generation by State and Technology (2009) 3 days ago Jay Huggins updated the dataset Energy Generation...

131

Distributed Generation Technologies DGT | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

DGT DGT Jump to: navigation, search Name Distributed Generation Technologies (DGT) Place Ithaca, New York Zip 14850 Product Commercializing a technology to convert organic waste into pure and compressed methane gas via anaerobic digestion. Coordinates 39.93746°, -84.553194° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.93746,"lon":-84.553194,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Sandia's microsystems enabled photovoltaic advances combine mature technology and tools currently used in microsystem production with groundbreaking advances in photovoltaics cell design, decreasing production and system costs while improving energy conversion efficiency. The technology has potential applications in buildings, houses, clothing, portable electronics, vehicles, and other contoured structures.

Gupta, Vipin; Nielson, Greg; Okandan, Murat, Granata, Jennifer; Nelson, Jeff; Haney, Mike; Cruz-Campa, Jose Luiz

2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Life Cycle Assessment for Emerging Technologies: Case Studies for Photovoltaic and Wind Power (11 pp)  

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The life cycle inventory analysis for photovoltaic power shows that each production ... be important for specific elementary flows. A life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) shows that there ... Material consumption...

Niels Jungbluth; Christian Bauer…

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Overview of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Discusses thermoelectric power generation technologies as applied to waste heat recovery, renewable thermal energy sources, and energy harvesting

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The evolution of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) in the German and French technological innovation systems for solar cells.  

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??Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) are photovoltaic (PV) systems, fulfilling a function of a building and therefore allowing synergy effects by substituting the ordinary envelope of… (more)

Rode, Johannes

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Company Partners in Photovoltaic  

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Company Partners in Photovoltaic Manufacturing R&D Company Partners in Photovoltaic Manufacturing R&D More than 40 private-sector companies partnered with NREL on successful efforts within the PV Manufacturing R&D Project. They included manufacturers of crystalline silicon, thin-film, and concentrator solar technologies. The companies are listed below. Advanced Energy Systems Alpha Solarco ASE Americas AstroPower/GE Energy Boeing Aerospace BP Solar Cronar Crystal Systems Dow Corning Energy Conversion Devices Energy Photovoltaics ENTECH Evergreen Solar First Solar Glasstech Solar Global Photovoltaic Specialists Global Solar Energy Golden Photon Iowa Thin Film Technologies ITN Energy Systems Kopin Mobil Solar Energy Omnion Power Engineering Photon Energy Photovoltaics International PowerLight RWE Schott Solar/Schott Solar

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MHK Technologies/Tidal Hydraulic Generators THG | Open Energy Information  

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Generators THG Generators THG < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Tidal Hydraulic Generators THG.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Tidal Hydraulic Generators Ltd Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/Ramsey Sound Technology Resource Click here Current/Tidal Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering Technology Description The concept of generating energy in this way is made unique by our novel design feature. The generator, devised in 1998, is a hydraulic accumulator system, involving relatively small revolving blades which gather power to a central collector, where electricity is generated. The generator, which is situated under water, is 80 metres square, stands at 15 metres high, and is designed to run for a minimum of ten years without service.

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MHK Technologies/Sabella River Generator | Open Energy Information  

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Sabella River Generator Sabella River Generator < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Sabella River Generator.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Sabella Energy Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/SR 01 Technology Resource Click here Current/Tidal Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description A unidirectional river bed turbine Technology Dimensions Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 2 Device Testing Date Submitted 7/11/2012 << Return to the MHK database homepage Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=MHK_Technologies/Sabella_River_Generator&oldid=680598

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EEC 289-L Photovoltaics and Solar Cells 3 Units Winter Quarter (Alternate Years)  

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strategies 4. Microcrystalline Si, and effects of defects on PV 5. Thin-Film Solar Cells a. -Si on glass bEEC 289-L Photovoltaics and Solar Cells 3 Units ­ Winter Quarter (Alternate Years) Prerequisite, and third-generation photovoltaics and solar cells, including design, fabrication technology, and grid

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Working with the National Center of Photovoltaics (NCPV) (Revised) (Fact Sheet)  

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Capabilities fact sheet for the National Center for Photovoltaics: Working with the National Center for Photovoltaics. One-sided sheet that includes projects in various areas: Technology Pathway Partnerships, CRADAs, Incubator Program, Pre-Incubator Program, Universities, Next-Generation Program, and NREL T&E.

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MHK Technologies/Floating wave Generator | Open Energy Information  

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Generator Generator < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Floating wave Generator.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Green Energy Corp Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Attenuator Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description The Floating Wave Powered Generator is an attenuator that uses three pontoons that pivot on rigid arms as the wave passes driving gears that turn a generator Technology Dimensions Device Testing Date Submitted 45:12.2 << Return to the MHK database homepage Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=MHK_Technologies/Floating_wave_Generator&oldid=681577"

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MHK Technologies/The Linear Generator | Open Energy Information  

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Linear Generator Linear Generator < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage The Linear Generator.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Trident Energy Ltd Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/TE4 Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Point Absorber Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering Technology Description The simplicity of the Trident Energy solution is based around the fact that the system has only one moving part - float / linear generator translator, which is powered by the motion of floats placed in the sea. As waves pass through the wavefarm, so the floats rise and fall. This causes relative motion between the two components of the linear generator (the translator and stator) and electricity is immediately generated. There is absolutely no contact between the two parts of the generator as the energy conversion is entirely electromagnetic.

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Quarterly Report: Microchannel-Assisted Nanomaterial Deposition Technology for Photovoltaic Material Production  

SciTech Connect

Quarterly report to ITP for Nanomanufacturing program. Report covers FY11 Q2. The primary objective of this project is to develop a nanomanufacturing process which will reduce the manufacturing energy, environmental discharge, and production cost associated with current nano-scale thin-film photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing approaches. The secondary objective is to use a derivative of this nanomanufacturing process to enable greener, more efficient manufacturing of higher efficiency quantum dot-based photovoltaic cells now under development. The work is to develop and demonstrate a scalable (pilot) microreactor-assisted nanomaterial processing platform for the production, purification, functionalization, and solution deposition of nanomaterials for photovoltaic applications. The high level task duration is shown. Phase I consists of a pilot platform for Gen II PV films along with parallel efforts aimed at Gen III PV quantum dot materials. Status of each task is described.

Palo, Daniel R.

2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

144

ZERO EMISSION POWER GENERATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT  

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Clean Energy Systems (CES) was previously funded by DOE's ''Vision 21'' program. This program provided a proof-of-concept demonstration that CES' novel gas generator (combustor) enabled production of electrical power from fossil fuels without pollution. CES has used current DOE funding for additional design study exercises which established the utility of the CES-cycle for retrofitting existing power plants for zero-emission operations and for incorporation in zero-emission, ''green field'' power plant concepts. DOE funding also helped define the suitability of existing steam turbine designs for use in the CES-cycle and explored the use of aero-derivative turbines for advanced power plant designs. This work is of interest to the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum & Energy. California's air quality districts have significant non-attainment areas in which CES technology can help. CEC is currently funding a CES-cycle technology demonstration near Bakersfield, CA. The Norwegian government is supporting conceptual studies for a proposed 40 MW zero-emission power plant in Stavager, Norway which would use the CES-cycle. The latter project is called Zero-Emission Norwegian Gas (ZENG). In summary, current engineering studies: (1) supported engineering design of plant subsystems applicable for use with CES-cycle zero-emission power plants, and (2) documented the suitability and availability of steam turbines for use in CES-cycle power plants, with particular relevance to the Norwegian ZENG Project.

Ronald Bischoff; Stephen Doyle

2005-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Retail Rate Structures on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems in California  

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An Assessment of Photovoltaic Energy Availability DuringPhotovoltaic Generation in South Australia. ” Energy Policy,Solar Photovoltaic Cells. ” Center for the Study of Energy

Wiser, Ryan; Mills, Andrew; Barbose, Galen; Golove, William

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Retail Rate Structures on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems in California  

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An Assessment of Photovoltaic Energy Availability DuringPhotovoltaic Generation in South Australia. ” Energy Policy,Solar Photovoltaic Cells. ” Center for the Study of Energy

Mills, Andrew

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

The impact of retail rate structures on the economics of commercial photovoltaic systems in California  

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An Assessment of Photovoltaic Energy Availability DuringPhotovoltaic Generation in South Australia. ” Energy Policy,Solar Photovoltaic Cells. ” Center for the Study of Energy

Mills, Andrew D.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

The Effects of Non-Uniform Electronic Properties on Thin Film Photovoltaics  

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Third   Generation  Photovoltaics:  Advanced  Solar  R.   Noufi,  Prog.  Photovoltaics  16,  235-­?239  (2008).  M.  Green,  Prog.  Photovoltaics  17,  183-­?189  (2009).  

Brown, Gregory Ferguson

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/Current Electric Generator | Open Energy Information  

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Generator Generator < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Current Electric Generator.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Current Electric Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description The Current Electric Generator will create electricity in three different processes simultaniously by harnessing the motion of water current to rotate the generator Two forms of magnetic induction and solar cells on the outer housing will produce electricity very efficiently The generators will be wired up together in large fields on open waterways sumerged from harm The electricity will be sent back to mainland via an underwater wire for consumption The Current Electric Generator is designed with the environment in mind and will primarilly be constructed from recycled materials cutting emmisions cost

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Minimum Cost of Photovoltaic Energy for a Utility Grid and General Features of a Generating Plant Using Costless Solar Cells  

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The purpose of this work is to evaluate the minimum long term cost of electricity produced by future photovoltaic plants connected to a utility grid. As the cost of photovoltaic cells is supposed to drop drama...

Daniel Madet

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Photovoltaic Materials  

SciTech Connect

The goal of the current project was to help make the US solar industry a world leader in the manufacture of thin film photovoltaics. The overall approach was to leverage ORNL’s unique characterization and processing technologies to gain a better understanding of the fundamental challenges for solar cell processing and apply that knowledge to targeted projects with industry members. ORNL has the capabilities in place and the expertise required to understand how basic material properties including defects, impurities, and grain boundaries affect the solar cell performance. ORNL also has unique processing capabilities to optimize the manufacturing process for fabrication of high efficiency and low cost solar cells. ORNL recently established the Center for Advanced Thin-film Systems (CATS), which contains a suite of optical and electrical characterization equipment specifically focused on solar cell research. Under this project, ORNL made these facilities available to industrial partners who were interested in pursuing collaborative research toward the improvement of their product or manufacturing process. Four specific projects were pursued with industrial partners: Global Solar Energy is a solar industry leader in full scale production manufacturing highly-efficient Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS) thin film solar material, cells and products. ORNL worked with GSE to develop a scalable, non-vacuum, solution technique to deposit amorphous or nanocrystalline conducting barrier layers on untextured stainless steel substrates for fabricating high efficiency flexible CIGS PV. Ferro Corporation’s Electronic, Color and Glass Materials (“ECGM”) business unit is currently the world’s largest supplier of metallic contact materials in the crystalline solar cell marketplace. Ferro’s ECGM business unit has been the world's leading supplier of thick film metal pastes to the crystalline silicon PV industry for more than 30 years, and has had operational cells and modules in the field for 25 years. Under this project, Ferro leveraged world leading analytical capabilities at ORNL to characterize the paste-to-silicon interface microstructure and develop high efficiency next generation contact pastes. Ampulse Corporation is developing a revolutionary crystalline-silicon (c-Si) thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. Utilizing uniquely-textured substrates and buffer materials from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and breakthroughs in Hot-Wire Chemical Vapor Deposition (HW-CVD) techniques in epitaxial silicon developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Ampulse is creating a solar technology that is tunable in silicon thickness, and hence in efficiency and economics, to meet the specific requirements of multiple solar PV applications. This project focused on the development of a high rate deposition process to deposit Si, Ge, and Si1-xGex films as an alternate to hot-wire CVD. Mossey Creek Solar is a start-up company with great expertise in the solar field. The primary interest is to create and preserve jobs in the solar sector by developing high-yield, low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells using MSC-patented and -proprietary technologies. The specific goal of this project was to produce large grain formation in thin, net-shape-thickness mc-Si wafers processed with high-purity silicon powder and ORNL's plasma arc lamp melting without introducing impurities that compromise absorption coefficient and carrier lifetime. As part of this project, ORNL also added specific pieces of equipment to enhance our ability to provide unique insight for the solar industry. These capabilities include a moisture barrier measurement system, a combined physical vapor deposition and sputtering system dedicated to cadmium-containing deposits, adeep level transient spectroscopy system useful for identifying defects, an integrating sphere photoluminescence system, and a high-speed ink jet printing system. These tools were combined with others to study the effect of defects on the performance of crystalline silicon and

Duty, C.; Angelini, J.; Armstrong, B.; Bennett, C.; Evans, B.; Jellison, G. E.; Joshi, P.; List, F.; Paranthaman, P.; Parish, C.; Wereszczak, A.

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Holographic technology could increase solar efficiency | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Holographic technology could increase solar efficiency Holographic technology could increase solar efficiency Holographic technology could increase solar efficiency October 12, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis Luminit's co-generation technology could combine photovoltaics (shown in this file photo) and solar thermal energy. | File photo Luminit's co-generation technology could combine photovoltaics (shown in this file photo) and solar thermal energy. | File photo Lorelei Laird Writer, Energy Empowers Co-generation technology could combine photovoltaics and solar thermal Luminit's technology bends and redirects sunlight to produce energy Research funded by Small Business Innovation Research grant There are two major technologies in solar energy: photovoltaics and solar thermal. Most people are more familiar with photovoltaics (PV) - the flat solar

153

Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of existing literature  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This report provides estimates of operational water withdrawal and water consumption factors for electricity generating technologies in the United States. Estimates of water factors were collected from published primary literature and were not modified except for unit conversions. The water factors presented may be useful in modeling and policy analyses where reliable power plant level data are not available. Major findings of the report include: water withdrawal and consumption factors vary greatly across and within fuel technologies, and water factors show greater agreement when organized according to cooling technologies as opposed to fuel technologies; a transition to a less carbon-intensive electricity sector could result in either an increase or a decrease in water use, depending on the choice of technologies and cooling systems employed; concentrating solar power technologies and coal facilities with carbon capture and sequestration capabilities have the highest water consumption values when using a recirculating cooling system; and non-thermal renewables, such as photovoltaics and wind, have the lowest water consumption factors. Improved power plant data and further studies into the water requirements of energy technologies in different climatic regions would facilitate greater resolution in analyses of water impacts of future energy and economic scenarios. This report provides the foundation for conducting water use impact assessments of the power sector while also identifying gaps in data that could guide future research.

J Macknick; R Newmark; G Heath; K C Hallett

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Photovoltaics | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Photovoltaics Photovoltaics (Redirected from Solar Photovoltaics) Jump to: navigation, search (The following text is derived from NREL's description of photovoltaic technology.)[1] Photovoltaic Panels Solar cells, also called photovoltaic (PV) cells by scientists, convert sunlight directly into electricity. PV gets its name from the process of converting light (photons) to electricity (voltage), which is called the PV effect. The PV effect was discovered in 1954, when scientists at Bell Telephone discovered that silicon (an element found in sand) created an electric charge when exposed to sunlight. Soon solar cells were being used to power space satellites and smaller items like calculators and watches. Today, thousands of people power their homes and businesses with individual

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MHK Technologies/Sub Surface Counter Rotation Current Generator | Open  

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Sub Surface Counter Rotation Current Generator Sub Surface Counter Rotation Current Generator < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Sub Surface Counter Rotation Current Generator.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Cyclocean LLC Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 7 8 Open Water System Testing Demonstration and Operation Technology Description Self regulated sub surface current generators that operate independently that tether freely anchored offshore in deep waters in the Gulf Stream Current producing continuos clean energy for the eastern seaboard Technology Dimensions Device Testing Date Submitted 20:10.1 << Return to the MHK database homepage Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=MHK_Technologies/Sub_Surface_Counter_Rotation_Current_Generator&oldid=681657

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Generation IV International Forum Updates Technology Roadmap...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

nuclear energy Generation IV International Forum Signs Agreement to Collaborate on Sodium Cooled Fast Reactors China and Russia to Join the Generation IV International Forum...

157

Energy Generation by State and Technology (2009) - Energy Generation...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Generation by Fuel ... Download Energy Generation by Fuel Source and State, 2009 URL: http:en.openei.orgdatasetsdataset03f65dc9-ddc9-41ce-806f-edafad486a1fresource...

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MHK Technologies/Direct Drive Power Generation Buoy | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Power Generation Buoy Power Generation Buoy < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Direct Drive Power Generation Buoy.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Columbia Power Technologies Inc Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Point Absorber - Floating Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 4 Proof of Concept Technology Description Direct drive point absorber In 2005 Oregon State University entered into an exclusive license agreement with Columbia Power Technologies to jointly develop a direct drive wave energy conversion device Designed to be anchored 2 5 miles off the Oregon coast in 130 feet of water it uses the rise and fall of ocean waves to generate electricity Mooring Configuration Anchored

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Solar Photovoltaic Capacity F t P f d P li  

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6/19/2013 1 Solar Photovoltaic ­ Capacity F t P f d P li Generating Resources Advisory Committee Advisor Model (SAM), version 2013.1.15 Technology: Solar PV (PVWatts system model)Technology: Solar PV (MWh) (First year output, each year thereafter degrades 0.5%) 6 #12;6/19/2013 4 Shape of PNW Solar PV

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Category:Electricity Generating Technologies | Open Energy Information  

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Energy (4 categories) W + Wind (2 categories) 3 pages Pages in category "Electricity Generating Technologies" The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3...

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161

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Next Generation Inverter  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation given by General Motors at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about next generation inverter.

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A New Generation of Parabolic Trough Technology  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Trough Technology Innovat ive t echnology solut ions f or su st a in a b ilit y ABENGOA SOLAR Parabolic Trough Collector Technology Abengoa Solar Cont ent 2 Solana Solar Power...

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Energy Generation by State and Technology (2009) - Datasets ...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Generation by State and Technology (2009) Provides annual energy generation for all states by fuel source (e.g. coal, gas, solar, wind) in 2009, reported in MWh. Also...

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MHK Technologies/Gyroscopic wave power generation system | Open Energy  

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Gyroscopic wave power generation system Gyroscopic wave power generation system < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Technology Profile Primary Organization Gyrodynamics Corporation Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Attenuator Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5 6 System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description This gyroscopic wave power generation system is a pure rotational mechanical system that does not use conventional air turbines and is housed on a unique floating platform float In particular its outstanding feature is that it utilizes the gyroscopic spinning effect A motor is used to turn a 1 meter diameter steel disc flywheel inside the apparatus and when the rolling action of waves against the float tilts it at an angle the gyroscopic effect causes the disc to rotate longitudinally This energy turns a generator producing electricity

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Quadrennial Technology Review's Alternative Generation Workshop...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Workshop Slides Preliminary Slides for Alternative Generation Workshop including Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Nuclear Power, Wind Power, Water Power, Geothermal...

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The Industrialization of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technology...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

system requirements for high volume power generation with thermoelectrics such desirable thermoelectric properties, low material toxicity, interface compatibility, cost...

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Cast polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic module manufacturing technology improvements. Annual subcontract report, 1 January 1996--31 December 1996  

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This report describes Solarex`s accomplishments during this phase of the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) program. During this reporting period, Solarex researchers converted 79% of production casting stations to increase ingot size and operated them at equivalent yields and cell efficiencies; doubled the casting capacity at 20% the cost of buying new equipment to achieve the same capacity increase; operated the wire saws in a production mode with higher yields and lower costs than achieved on the ID saws; purchased additional wire saws; developed and qualified a new wire-guide coating material that doubles the wire-guide lifetime and produces significantly less scatter in wafer thickness; ran an Al paste back-surface-field process on 25% of all cells in manufacturing; completed environmental qualification of modules using cells produced by an all-print metallization process; qualified a vendor-supplied Tedlar/ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) laminate to replace the combination of separate sheets of EVA and Tedlar backsheet; substituted RTV adhesive for the 3M Very High Bond tape after several field problems with the tape; demonstrated the operation of a prototype unit to trim/lead attach/test modules; demonstrated the use of light soldering for solar cells; demonstrated the operation of a wafer pull-down system for cassetting wet wafers; and presented three PVMaT-related papers at the 25th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference.

Wohlgemuth, J. [Solarex Corp., Frederick, MD (United States)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanostructured photovoltaics  

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Energy and the environment are two of the most important global issues that we currently face. The development of clean and sustainable energy resources is essential to reduce greenhouse gas emission and meet our ever-increasing demand for energy. Over the last decade photovoltaics, as one of the leading technologies to meet these challenges, has seen a continuous increase in research, development and investment. Meanwhile, nanotechnology, which is considered to be the technology of the future, is gradually revolutionizing our everyday life through adaptation and incorporation into many traditional technologies, particularly energy-related technologies, such as photovoltaics. While the record for the highest efficiency is firmly held by multijunction III–V solar cells, there has never been a shortage of new research effort put into improving the efficiencies of all types of solar cells and making them more cost effective. In particular, there have been extensive and exciting developments in employing nanostructures; features with different low dimensionalities, such as quantum wells, nanowires, nanotubes, nanoparticles and quantum dots, have been incorporated into existing photovoltaic technologies to enhance their performance and/or reduce their cost. Investigations into light trapping using plasmonic nanostructures to effectively increase light absorption in various solar cells are also being rigorously pursued. In addition, nanotechnology provides researchers with great opportunities to explore the new ideas and physics offered by nanostructures to implement advanced solar cell concepts such as hot carrier, multi-exciton and intermediate band solar cells. This special issue of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics contains selected papers on nanostructured photovoltaics written by researchers in their respective fields of expertise. These papers capture the current excitement, as well as addressing some open questions in the field, covering topics including the III–V quantum well superlattice and quantum dot solar cells, Si quantum dot tandem cells, nanostructure-enhanced dye-sensitized solar cells and nanopatterned organic solar cells. We thank all the authors and reviewers for their contribution to this special issue. Special thanks are due to the journal's Publisher, Dr Olivia Roche and the editorial and publishing staff for their help and support.

Lan Fu; H Hoe Tan; Chennupati Jagadish

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2009 Technical Risk and Uncertainty Analysis of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program Concentrating Solar Power and Photovoltaics R&D  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP) conducted a 2009 Technical Risk and Uncertainty Analysis to better assess its cost goals for concentrating solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) systems, and to potentially rebalance its R&D portfolio. This report details the methodology, schedule, and results of this technical risk and uncertainty analysis.

McVeigh, J.; Lausten, M.; Eugeni, E.; Soni, A.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/Brandl Generator | Open Energy Information  

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Generator Generator < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Brandl Generator.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Brandl Motor Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Point Absorber - Floating Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description The Brandl Generator consists of a floating disc that is 10 meters in diameter and one meter thick that rises and falls with the waves A pendulum mass hanging beneath a spring moves up and down anticyclically This mass drives the direct connected magnets that induce an electrical current when they move through the induction coils This drawing shows the basic idea Legend 1 magnets 2 inductance coil 3 floating disc 4 spring 5 pendulum mass

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MHK Technologies/Under Bottom Wave Generator | Open Energy Information  

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Under Bottom Wave Generator Under Bottom Wave Generator < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Under Bottom Wave Generator.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Glen Edward Cook Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Attenuator Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description Water will flow up into the pipe from the down stroke and out of the pipe back into the ocean on the up stroke Waves rolling by will push water into the pipe This will mock the ocean swell A propellar is mounted inside the lower portion of the pipe the upward and downward flow of water will spin the propellar in both direcitons The propellar is connected to a generator

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ARPA-E Announces $30 Million for Distributed Generation Technologies |  

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30 Million for Distributed Generation 30 Million for Distributed Generation Technologies ARPA-E Announces $30 Million for Distributed Generation Technologies November 25, 2013 - 1:00pm Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - Today, the Department of Energy announced up to $30 million in Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) funding for a new program focused on the development of transformational electrochemical technologies to enable low-cost distributed power generation. ARPA-E's Reliable Electricity Based on ELectrochemical Systems (REBELS) program will develop fuel cell technology for distributed power generation to improve grid stability, increase energy security, and balance intermittent renewable technologies while reducing CO2 emissions associated with current

173

Fueling the Next Generation of Vehicle Technology | Department of Energy  

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Fueling the Next Generation of Vehicle Technology Fueling the Next Generation of Vehicle Technology Fueling the Next Generation of Vehicle Technology February 6, 2013 - 11:20am Addthis Professor Jack Brouwer, Associate Director and Chief Technology Officer of the National Fuel Cell Research Center, points out the tri-generation facility that uses biogas from Orange County Sanitation District’s wastewater treatment plant to produce hydrogen, heat and power. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. Professor Jack Brouwer, Associate Director and Chief Technology Officer of the National Fuel Cell Research Center, points out the tri-generation facility that uses biogas from Orange County Sanitation District's wastewater treatment plant to produce hydrogen, heat and power. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.

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Floating Offshore Wind Technology Generating Resources Advisory Committee  

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Floating Offshore Wind Technology Jeff King Generating Resources Advisory Committee May 28, 2014 1 resource Offshore technology Prototypes and projects Cost Proposed 7th Plan Treatment 2 #12;Why technology transfer from offshore oil & gas industry On-shore fabrication & assembly (assembled unit towed

175

Photovoltaic Source Models  

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Nowadays, the more and more growing interest in applications of photovoltaic (PV) generation, with all the related problems of optimal exploitation, environmental impact, and grid stability, has determined a...

Maria Carmela Di Piazza; Gianpaolo Vitale

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaics | Open Energy Information  

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Photovoltaics Photovoltaics (Redirected from - Solar PV) Jump to: navigation, search (The following text is derived from NREL's description of photovoltaic technology.)[1] Photovoltaic Panels Solar cells, also called photovoltaic (PV) cells by scientists, convert sunlight directly into electricity. PV gets its name from the process of converting light (photons) to electricity (voltage), which is called the PV effect. The PV effect was discovered in 1954, when scientists at Bell Telephone discovered that silicon (an element found in sand) created an electric charge when exposed to sunlight. Soon solar cells were being used to power space satellites and smaller items like calculators and watches. Today, thousands of people power their homes and businesses with individual

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The Industrialization of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technology  

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Presents module and system requirements for high volume power generation with thermoelectrics such desirable thermoelectric properties, low material toxicity, interface compatibility, cost scalability, raw material availability and module reliability

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Chapter 14 - Marine Power Generation Technologies  

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Abstract There are four ways in which the world’s oceans can provide an energy source for power generation. Marine currents around coastlines, inlets, and estuaries can be exploited with underwater turbines. Ocean waves are also a source of energy that can be tapped using a variety of different devices that convert the oscillating motion of waves into a motion that can be used to provide electricity generation. The world’s oceans, particularly in the tropical regions, are massive solar collectors, absorbing heat that creates a hot layer on the surface of the sea. This hot water can be used to drive a heat engine, with cooling taken from the ocean depths where the temperature remains low. The mixing of fresh and salt water also releases energy, and this too can be tapped in a number of ways to generate electricity. All of these are being developed as means of power generation.

Paul Breeze

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Application of IGCC Technology to Power Generation  

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Improved efficiency and low cost are two of the objectives in the development and commercialization of power generation cycles. With the advent of today’s commercial advanced gas turbines and high-temperature gas

R. E. Ayala

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Creating the Next Generation of Energy Efficient Technology | Department of  

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Creating the Next Generation of Energy Efficient Technology Creating the Next Generation of Energy Efficient Technology Creating the Next Generation of Energy Efficient Technology Supporting Innovative Research to Help Reduce Energy Use and Advance Manufacturing Supporting Innovative Research to Help Reduce Energy Use and Advance Manufacturing The Emerging Technologies team partners with national laboratories, industry, and universities to advance research, development, and commercialization of energy efficient and cost effective building technologies. These partnerships help foster American ingenuity to develop cutting-edge technologies that have less than 5 years to market readiness, and contribute to the goal to reduce energy consumption by at least 50%. Research and Development Improve the energy efficiency of appliances, including

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MHK Technologies/Yu Oscillating Generator YOG | Open Energy Information  

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Oscillating Generator YOG Oscillating Generator YOG < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Yu Oscillating Generator YOG.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Yu Energy Corp Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description By harnessing force located on top of the device s mast Known as a form of actuator You would get a levered mechanical gain converted to torque for a period of time oscillating the lower half side to side The lower half will then drive a turbine producing power As it slows due to resistance the actuator will harness force again to drive the device Making up for any loss motion do to resistance

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Photovoltaic solar system connected to the electric power grid operating as active power generator and reactive power compensator  

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In the case of photovoltaic (PV) systems acting as distributed generation (DG) systems, the DC energy that is produced is fed to the grid through the power-conditioning unit (inverter). The majority of contemporary inverters used in DG systems are current source inverters (CSI) operating at unity power factor. If, however, we assume that voltage source inverters (VSI) can replace CSIs, we can generate reactive power proportionally to the remaining unused capacity at any given time. According to the theory of instantaneous power, the inverter reactive power can be regulated by changing the amplitude of its output voltage. In addition, the inverter active power can be adjusted by modifying the phase angle of its output voltage. Based on such theory, both the active power supply and the reactive power compensation (RPC) can be carried out simultaneously. When the insolation is weak or the PV modules are inoperative at night, the RPC feature of a PV system can still be used to improve the inverter utilisation factor. Some MATLAB simulation results are included here to show the feasibility of the method. (author)

Albuquerque, Fabio L.; Moraes, Adelio J.; Guimaraes, Geraldo C.; Sanhueza, Sergio M.R.; Vaz, Alexandre R. [Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Uberlandia-MG, CEP 38400-902 (Brazil)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

183

Modeling and Analysis of Photovoltaic Generation and Storage Systems for Residential Use.  

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?? The majority of commercially available electrical energy is generated through the burning of fossil fuels. This process introduces carbon into the atmosphere and thus… (more)

POSEDLY, PAUL EDWARD, III

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Results of testing a development module of the second-generation E-Systems concentrating photovoltaic-thermal module  

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An actively-cooled linear Fresnel lens concentrating photovoltaic and thermal module, designed and built by E-Systems, was tested in the Photovoltaic Advanced Systems Test Facility. Physical, electrical, and thermal characteristics of the module are presented. Module performance is characterized through the use of multiple linear regression techniques.

Harrison, T D

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Electricity Generation: Systematic Review and Harmonization  

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Published scientific literature contains many studies estimating life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of residential and utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PVs). Despite the volume of published work, variability in results hinders generalized conclusions. Most variance between studies can be attributed to differences in methods and assumptions. To clarify the published results for use in decision making and other analyses, we conduct a meta-analysis of existing studies, harmonizing key performance characteristics to produce more comparable and consistently derived results. Screening 397 life cycle assessments (LCAs) relevant to PVs yielded 13 studies on crystalline silicon (c-Si) that met minimum standards of quality, transparency, and relevance. Prior to harmonization, the median of 42 estimates of life cycle GHG emissions from those 13 LCAs was 57 grams carbon dioxide equivalent per kilowatt-hour (g CO{sub 2}-eq/kWh), with an interquartile range (IQR) of 44 to 73. After harmonizing key performance characteristics, irradiation of 1,700 kilowatt-hours per square meter per year (kWh/m{sup 2}/yr); system lifetime of 30 years; module efficiency of 13.2% or 14.0%, depending on module type; and a performance ratio of 0.75 or 0.80, depending on installation, the median estimate decreased to 45 and the IQR tightened to 39 to 49. The median estimate and variability were reduced compared to published estimates mainly because of higher average assumptions for irradiation and system lifetime. For the sample of studies evaluated, harmonization effectively reduced variability, providing a clearer synopsis of the life cycle GHG emissions from c-Si PVs. The literature used in this harmonization neither covers all possible c-Si installations nor represents the distribution of deployed or manufactured c-Si PVs.

Hsu, D. D.; O'Donoughue, P.; Fthenakis, V.; Heath, G. A.; Kim, H. C.; Sawyer, P.; Choi, J. K.; Turney, D. E.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous roll-to-roll amorphous silicon photovoltaic manufacturing technology. Semiannual subcontract report, 1 April 1993--30 September 1993  

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This report describes work for this reporting period under a 3-year program to advance Energy Conversion Device`s (ECD) roll-to-roll, triple-junction photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing technologies, to reduce the module production costs, to increase the stabilized module performance, and to expand commercial production capacity utilizing ECD technology. The specific 3-year goal is to develop advanced large-scale manufacturing technology incorporating ECD`s earlier research advances with the capability of producing modules with stable 11% efficiency at a cost of approximately $1.00 per peak watt. Major accomplishments during this reporting period include (1) the design, construction. amd testomg of a continuous roll-to-roll multipurpose amorphous silicon alloy solar cell deposition machine that incorporates improvements necessary to obtain higher efficiency solar cells; (2) development of a photothermal deflection spectroscopy (PDS) technique for evaluating back-reflector systems; (3) the development of an improved textured Ag/ZnO back-reflector system demonstrating 25% gain in J{sub sc} over previous textured Al back-reflector systems; and (4) the design of a serpentine web continuous roll-to-roll deposition chamber.

Izu, M. [Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., Troy, MI (United States)] [Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., Troy, MI (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/Submergible Power Generator | Open Energy Information  

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Submergible Power Generator Submergible Power Generator < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Submergible Power Generator.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Current to Current Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5 6 System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description The design of the SPG leverages water flows in varying scenarios to generate electricity While the focus of the C2C deployments is ocean currents the SPG works in a bi directional manner Therefore the SPG can be deployed to generate electricity from tidal differential tidal streams In areas where currents and tidal differential streams converge the SPG with remote control and telemetry systems will track the water velocity In this manner the SPG can be maneuver in three dimensions to optimize water flow Each tube of the catamaran is approximately 150 feet in length The inner tube contains the electronic components and the outer tube is the rotating impeller system comprising a generator with a four blade turbine which measures approximately 100 feet in diameter The total area covered by each SPG is about the size of a football field

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Fuel cycle comparison of distributed power generation technologies.  

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The fuel-cycle energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the application of fuel cells to distributed power generation were evaluated and compared with the combustion technologies of microturbines and internal combustion engines, as well as the various technologies associated with grid-electricity generation in the United States and California. The results were primarily impacted by the net electrical efficiency of the power generation technologies and the type of employed fuels. The energy use and GHG emissions associated with the electric power generation represented the majority of the total energy use of the fuel cycle and emissions for all generation pathways. Fuel cell technologies exhibited lower GHG emissions than those associated with the U.S. grid electricity and other combustion technologies. The higher-efficiency fuel cells, such as the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC), exhibited lower energy requirements than those for combustion generators. The dependence of all natural-gas-based technologies on petroleum oil was lower than that of internal combustion engines using petroleum fuels. Most fuel cell technologies approaching or exceeding the DOE target efficiency of 40% offered significant reduction in energy use and GHG emissions.

Elgowainy, A.; Wang, M. Q.; Energy Systems

2008-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/Electric Generating Wave Pipe | Open Energy Information  

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Generating Wave Pipe Generating Wave Pipe < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Electric Generating Wave Pipe.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Able Technologies Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Point Absorber - Submerged Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description The EGWAP incorporates a specially designed environmentally sound hollow noncorroding pipe also known as a tube or container whose total height is from the ocean floor to above the highest wave peak The pipe is anchored securely beneath the ocean floor When the water level in the pipe rises due to wave action a float rises and a counterweight descends This action will empower a main drive gear and other gearings to turn a generator to produce electricity The mechanism also insures that either up or down movement of the float will turn the generator drive gear in the same direction Electrical output of the generator is fed into a transmission cable

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SunShot Initiative: National Laboratory Photovoltaics Research  

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National Laboratory Photovoltaics National Laboratory Photovoltaics Research to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: National Laboratory Photovoltaics Research on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: National Laboratory Photovoltaics Research on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: National Laboratory Photovoltaics Research on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: National Laboratory Photovoltaics Research on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: National Laboratory Photovoltaics Research on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: National Laboratory Photovoltaics Research on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Research & Development Competitive Awards Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment

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The Potential for Photovoltaics in Europe  

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There has been considerable investment worldwide in photovoltaic technology, by both private and public agencies. In Europe, there is a major photovoltaic research and development programme co-ordinated and fi...

M. R. Starr

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Engineering  

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Photovoltaic Engineering Photovoltaic Engineering Photovoltaic (PV) Engineering at NREL supports commercial and emerging PV technology development. Our support covers the following three areas: Engineering Testing and Evaluation. We provide engineering testing and evaluation of PV products developed by companies during work sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). We determine if products meet performance criteria established by DOE for a company's contractual obligations. Standards Development. We support the development of national and international standards. Current work includes investigating methods of preconditioning cadmium telluride and copper indium gallium diselenide PV modules so that when they are tested for reporting conditions, the results are correlated with subsequent field measurements.

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Utility Generation and Clean Coal Technology (Indiana) | Department of  

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Utility Generation and Clean Coal Technology (Indiana) Utility Generation and Clean Coal Technology (Indiana) Utility Generation and Clean Coal Technology (Indiana) < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Investor-Owned Utility Municipal/Public Utility Rural Electric Cooperative State/Provincial Govt Utility Savings Category Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Indiana Program Type Corporate Tax Incentive Industry Recruitment/Support Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Program Grant Program Provider Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission This statute establishes the state's support and incentives for the development of new energy production and generating facilities implementing advanced clean coal technology, such as coal gasification. The statute also supports the development of projects using renewable energy sources as well

194

Generation IV International Forum Updates Technology Roadmap and Builds  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Generation IV International Forum Updates Technology Roadmap and Generation IV International Forum Updates Technology Roadmap and Builds Future Collaboration Generation IV International Forum Updates Technology Roadmap and Builds Future Collaboration December 31, 2013 - 12:14pm Addthis GIF Policy Group Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, November 2013 GIF Policy Group Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, November 2013 Deputy Assistant Secretary Kelly Deputy Assistant Secretary Kelly Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Reactor Technologies The Generation IV International Forum (GIF) held its 36th Policy Group (PG) meeting on November 21-22 in Brussels, Belgium. The PG reviewed progress on a number of on-going actions and received progress reports from the GIF Experts Group (EG) and the GIF Senior Industry Advisory Panel (SIAP).

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Observations on A Technology Roadmap for Generation IV Nuclear Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Observations on A Technology Roadmap for Generation IV Nuclear Observations on A Technology Roadmap for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems: Technical Roadmap Report Observations on A Technology Roadmap for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems: Technical Roadmap Report The development of advanced nuclear energy systems in the U.S. will depend greatly on the continued success of currently operating light water nuclear power plants and the ordering of new installations in the short term. DOE needs to give those immediate objectives the highest priority and any additional support they require to assure their success. DOE is pursuing two initiatives to encourage a greater use of nuclear energy systems. The initiatives have been reviewed by NERAC Subcommittee on Generation IV Technology Planning (GRNS) and they are: * A Near Term Development (NTD) Roadmap which is in the process of being

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Distributed Generation: Which technologies? How fast will they emerge?  

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Distributed Generation: Which technologies? How fast will they emerge? Distributed Generation: Which technologies? How fast will they emerge? Speaker(s): Tony DeVuono Date: March 16, 2000 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Julie Osborn Utility deregulation, environmental issues, increases in electricity demand, natural gas/electricity rate changes, new technologies, and several other key drivers are stimulating distributed generation globally. The technologies that have pushed ahead of the pack are micro turbines and fuel cells. Since Modine is a world leader in the manufacturing of heat transfer equipment, we are eager to play in this new, emerging market. Are the market drivers real? Will these technologies survive or even thrive? What are the pitfalls? If you had the responsibility in your company to spend millions and direct dozens of people down the DG path,

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Photovoltaics | Open Energy Information  

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(The following text is derived from NREL's description of photovoltaic (The following text is derived from NREL's description of photovoltaic technology.)[1] Photovoltaic Panels Solar cells, also called photovoltaic (PV) cells by scientists, convert sunlight directly into electricity. PV gets its name from the process of converting light (photons) to electricity (voltage), which is called the PV effect. The PV effect was discovered in 1954, when scientists at Bell Telephone discovered that silicon (an element found in sand) created an electric charge when exposed to sunlight. Soon solar cells were being used to power space satellites and smaller items like calculators and watches. Today, thousands of people power their homes and businesses with individual solar PV systems. Utility companies are also using PV technology for large

198

MHK Technologies/KESC Tidal Generator | Open Energy Information  

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KESC Tidal Generator KESC Tidal Generator < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage KESC Tidal Generator.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Kinetic Energy Systems Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/Newfound Harbor Project Technology Resource Click here Current/Tidal Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering Technology Description The Tidal Generator is based on free flow hydrodynamics for regions that have flood and ebb tides. Strategically attached to bridges, pilings, river, channel, or sea bottoms, this multi-directional generator contains two sets of turbine blades. As the tide flows inward the inward turbine blades opens to maximum rotor diameter while the outward turbine closes into the outward cone-shaped hub to create a hydro dynamically clean surface for water to flow without drag. The center diameter is 75% of the diameter of the turbine blades at full rotor extension for stability.

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MHK Technologies/Syphon Wave Generator | Open Energy Information  

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Syphon Wave Generator Syphon Wave Generator < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Syphon Wave Generator.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Green Energy Corp Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Oscillating Water Column Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description The Syphon Wave Generator is composed of a horizontal pipe containing a propeller driven generator mounted above the highest normal wave at high tide and two or more vertical pipes at least one at each end of the horizontal pipe Each vertical pipe must extend below the water surface at all times and have openings below the surface All the air must be removed from the pipe thus filling the unit completely with water When the crest of a wave reaches the first vertical pipe the water level will be higher at that pipe than at the second vertical pipe This causes water to flow up the first pipe and through the horizontal pipe thus turning the propeller and generator to produce electricity and then down the second vertical pipe due to the siphon effect When the crest of the wave moves to the second vertical pipe the water level is higher there than at the first pipe This will cause the water to flow up the second pipe and through the system in the opposite direction again prod

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Clean coal technologies in electric power generation: a brief overview  

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The paper talks about the future clean coal technologies in electric power generation, including pulverized coal (e.g., advanced supercritical and ultra-supercritical cycles and fluidized-bed combustion), integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC), and CO{sub 2} capture technologies. 6 refs., 2 tabs.

Janos Beer; Karen Obenshain [Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MA (United States)

2006-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic solar cell  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A photovoltaic solar cell for generating electricity from sunlight is disclosed. The photovoltaic solar cell comprises a plurality of spaced-apart point contact junctions formed in a semiconductor body to receive the sunlight and generate the electicity therefrom, the plurality of spaced-apart point contact junctions having a first plurality of regions having a first doping type and a second plurality of regions having a second doping type. In addition, the photovoltaic solar cell comprises a first electrical contact electrically connected to each of the first plurality of regions and a second electrical contact electrically connected to each of the second plurality of regions, as well as a passivation layer covering major surfaces and sidewalls of the photovoltaic solar cell.

Nielson, Gregory N; Okandan, Murat; Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis; Resnick, Paul J

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

202

Photovoltaic solar cell  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A photovoltaic solar cell for generating electricity from sunlight is disclosed. The photovoltaic solar cell comprises a plurality of spaced-apart point contact junctions formed in a semiconductor body to receive the sunlight and generate the electricity therefrom, the plurality of spaced-apart point contact junctions having a first plurality of regions having a first doping type and a second plurality of regions having a second doping type. In addition, the photovoltaic solar cell comprises a first electrical contact electrically connected to each of the first plurality of regions and a second electrical contact electrically connected to each of the second plurality of regions, as well as a passivation layer covering major surfaces and sidewalls of the photovoltaic solar cell.

Nielson, Gregory N; Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis; Okandan, Murat; Resnick, Paul J

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

203

Photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical conversion of solar energy  

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...multiple carrier generation...renewable energy|solar energy conversion|photovoltaic...photovoltaic energy conversion process...minority carriers in the p-type...efficiency carrier multiplication...for solar energy conversion. Phys...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Free Carrier Generation in Fullerene Acceptors and Its Effect on Polymer Photovoltaics  

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ABSTRACT: Early research on C60 led to the discovery that the absorption of photons with energy greater generate free carriers upon absorption of high-energy photons, which can be extracted under applied bias at a particular bias depends on parameters including dark current, photocurrent, and photoconductivity (current

McGehee, Michael

205

Energy and Capacity Valuation of Photovoltaic Power Generation in New York  

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Perez & Thomas E. Hoff, Clean Power Research for the Solar Alliance and the N r Energy Industry between peak demand and solar resource availability both downstate and upstate, the generation energy: What is the Value of PV? System Owners Utility Constituents Equipment cost Incentives benefit cost

Perez, Richard R.

206

Department of Energy: Photovoltaics program - FY 1996  

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The National Photovoltaic Program supports efforts to make PV an important part of the US economy through three main program elements: Research and Development, Technology Development, and Systems Engineering and Applications. (1) Research and Development activities generate new ideas, test the latest scientific theories, and push the limits of PV efficiencies in laboratory and prototype materials and devices. (2) Technology Development activities apply laboratory innovations to products to improve PV technology and the manufacturing techniques used to produce PV systems for the market. (3) Systems Engineering and Applications activities help improve PV systems and validate these improvements through tests, measurements, and deployment of prototypes. In addition, applications research validates, sales, maintenance, and financing mechanisms worldwide. (4) Environmental, Health, Safety and Resource Characterization activities help to define environmental, health and safety issues for those facilities engaged in the manufacture of PV products and organizations engaged in PV research and development. All PV Program activities are planned and executed in close collaboration and partnership with the U.S. PV industry. The overall PV Program is planned to be a balanced effort of research, manufacturing development, and market development. Critical to the success of this strategy is the National Photovoltaic Program`s effort to reduce the cost of electricity generated by photovoltaic. The program is doing this in three primary ways: by making devices more efficient, by making PV systems less expensive, and by validating the technology through measurements, tests, and prototypes.

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1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Generation by State, by Technology (2009) | OpenEI  

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Generation by State, by Technology (2009) Generation by State, by Technology (2009) Dataset Summary Description Provides annual energy generation for all states by fuel source (e.g. coal, gas, solar, wind) in 2009, reported in MWh. Also includes facility-level data (directly from EIA Form 923). Source NREL Date Released August 01st, 2010 (4 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords coal EIA Energy Generation gas geothermal oil solar States wind Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon Energy Generation by Fuel Source and State, 2009 (xls, 5.9 MiB) application/msword icon Data dictionary for EIA 923 database (used to develop the NREL summary dataset) (doc, 239.6 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 2009 License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below

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Technology Assessment for Next Generation PMU Mark A. Buckner  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Assessment for Next Assessment for Next Generation PMU Mark A. Buckner Oak Ridge National Laboratory bucknerma@ornl.gov 27/28 June 2013 Washington, DC DOE/OE Transmission Reliability Program 2 Project objective  Identify PMU technology migration paths  Develop an understanding of possible next- generation phasor-measurement devices  Develop a plan for designing and building a prototype next-generation PMU 3 Major Technical Accomplishments  Requirements Assessment Phase - Review current PMU functionality during normal and off-normal system operating conditions. - Identify limitations and deficiencies of current technologies. - Identify requirements for next generation PMUs ("If we could make things better, what would we improve?"). - Brainstorm options for next generation PMU. Identify top three

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Optimizing Geographic Allotment of Photovoltaic Capacity in a Distributed Generation Setting: Preprint  

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A multi-objective optimization was performed to allocate 2MW of PV among four candidate sites on the island of Lanai such that energy was maximized and variability in the form of ramp rates was minimized. This resulted in an optimal solution set which provides a range of geographic allotment alternatives for the fixed PV capacity. Within the optimal set, a tradeoff between energy produced and variability experienced was found, whereby a decrease in variability always necessitates a simultaneous decrease in energy. A design point within the optimal set was selected for study which decreased extreme ramp rates by over 50% while only decreasing annual energy generation by 3% over the maximum generation allocation. To quantify the allotment mix selected, a metric was developed, called the ramp ratio, which compares ramping magnitude when all capacity is allotted to a single location to the aggregate ramping magnitude in a distributed scenario. The ramp ratio quantifies simultaneously how much smoothing a distributed scenario would experience over single site allotment and how much a single site is being under-utilized for its ability to reduce aggregate variability. This paper creates a framework for use by cities and municipal utilities to reduce variability impacts while planning for high penetration of PV on the distribution grid.

Urquhart, B.; Sengupta, M.; Keller, J.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies September 22, 2010 - 6:40pm Addthis Former Under Secretary Koonin Former Under Secretary Koonin Director - NYU's Center for Urban Science & Progress and Former Under Secretary for Science When aerospace engineers design a new aircraft, they don't start with a prototype, they start with a computer. Computer simulations have revolutionized that industry, allowing engineers to make complex calculations and fine tune designs well before the first physical model is ever produced. All of this amounts to a production process that costs less and produces a commercial product much faster. It's an approach that has changed the way the aerospace industry operates, and it's one that we

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Distributed Generation Energy Technology Capital  

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Capital Costs Capital Costs Transparent Cost Database Button The following charts indicate recent capital cost estimates for distributed generation (DG) renewable energy technologies. The estimates are shown in dollars per installed kilowatt of generating capacity or thermal energy capacity for thermal technologies. The charts provide a compilation of available national-level cost data from a variety of sources. Costs in your specific location will vary. The red horizontal lines represent the first standard deviation of the mean. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) sponsored the distributed generation data used within these charts. If you are seeking utility-scale technology capital cost estimates, please visit the Transparent Cost Database website for NREL's information

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Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies | Department of  

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Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies September 22, 2010 - 6:40pm Addthis Former Under Secretary Koonin Former Under Secretary Koonin Director - NYU's Center for Urban Science & Progress and Former Under Secretary for Science When aerospace engineers design a new aircraft, they don't start with a prototype, they start with a computer. Computer simulations have revolutionized that industry, allowing engineers to make complex calculations and fine tune designs well before the first physical model is ever produced. All of this amounts to a production process that costs less and produces a commercial product much faster. It's an approach that has changed the way the aerospace industry operates, and it's one that we

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Photovoltaic Geographical Information System | Open Energy Information  

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Photovoltaic Geographical Information System Photovoltaic Geographical Information System Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Photovoltaic Geographical Information System Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Opportunity Assessment & Screening Website: re.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pvgis/ Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/photovoltaic-geographical-information Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Demonstration & Implementation This tool provides a geographical inventory of solar energy resources and an assessment of the electricity generation from photovoltaic systems in Europe, Africa, and southwest Asia. The tools allows for analysis of the technical, environmental, and socio-economic factors of solar electricity generation. Users may access maps and posters generated using the tool, as

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Energy 101: Solar Photovoltaics | Department of Energy  

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101: Solar Photovoltaics 101: Solar Photovoltaics Energy 101: Solar Photovoltaics February 10, 2011 - 5:29pm Addthis Learn more about photovoltaic systems that convert light energy into electricity. Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? The literal translation of the word photovoltaic is light-electricity. Photovoltaic systems generate power without pollution - and recent advancements have greatly increased their efficiency. Enough energy from the sun hits the earth every hour to power the planet for an entire year-and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are a clean, cost-effective way to harness that power for homes and businesses. The literal translation of the word photovoltaic is light-electricity-and this is exactly what photovoltaic materials and devices do-they convert

215

Market Power and Technological Bias: The Case of Electricity Generation  

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, the intermittent nature of output from wind turbines and solar panels is frequently discussed as a potential obstacle to larger scale application of these tech- nologies. Contributions of 10-20% of electrical energy from individual intermittent technologies create... , Cambridge CB3 9DE, UK, Tel: ++ 44 1223 335200, paul.twomey@econ.cam.ac.uk, karsten.neuhoff@econ.cam.ac.uk. 1 1 Introduction Renewable energy technologies are playing an increasingly important role in the portfolio mix of electricity generation. However...

Twomey, Paul; Neuhoff, Karsten

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratory Photovoltaic Design Resources | Open Energy  

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Sandia National Laboratory Photovoltaic Design Resources Sandia National Laboratory Photovoltaic Design Resources (Redirected from Photovoltaic Design Resources at Sandia National Laboratories) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Photovoltaic Design Resources at Sandia National Laboratories Agency/Company /Organization: Sandia National Laboratories Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Solar Topics: Pathways analysis Website: www.sandia.gov/ References: Sandia's Photovoltaic Research and Development Program [1] Sandia National Laboratories' Photovoltaic Research and Development program works with industry and academia to accelerate development and acceptance of technologies for photovoltaic energy systems. The program has published a series of handbooks and booklets that describe design guidelines for stand-alone photovoltaic system installations,

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Sandia National Laboratory Photovoltaic Design Resources | Open Energy  

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Sandia National Laboratory Photovoltaic Design Resources Sandia National Laboratory Photovoltaic Design Resources Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Photovoltaic Design Resources at Sandia National Laboratories Agency/Company /Organization: Sandia National Laboratories Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Solar Topics: Pathways analysis Website: www.sandia.gov/ References: Sandia's Photovoltaic Research and Development Program [1] Sandia National Laboratories' Photovoltaic Research and Development program works with industry and academia to accelerate development and acceptance of technologies for photovoltaic energy systems. The program has published a series of handbooks and booklets that describe design guidelines for stand-alone photovoltaic system installations, photovoltaic water pumping systems, and evaluating photvoltaic applications

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Statistical Methods for Enhanced Metrology in Semiconductor/Photovoltaic Manufacturing  

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1981). Solar Cells: Operating Principles, Technology and2.6] Solar Cells: Operating Principles, Technology andSolar Cell Variability Photovoltaic (PV) cells manufactured with different technologies

Zeng, Dekong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Generating Technology to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Generating Technology to Generating Technology to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION 30 TH BIRTHDAY CONFERENCE April 7, 2008 Linda G. Stuntz Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C. Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C. 2 The Target * Energy related emissions of CO2 will increase by about 16% in AEO 2008 Reference Case between 2006 and 2030 (5,890 MM metric tons to 6,859 MM metric tons). (#s from Caruso Senate Energy testimony of 3/4/08). * Last year, emissions from electricity generation were 40% of total energy-related GHG emissions. * Based on projected annual electricity demand growth of 1.1%. Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C. 3 The Target Cont'd * 16.4 GW of new nuclear + 2.7 GW Uprates of existing plants less 4.5 GW of retirements. * Coal responsible for 54% of generation in 2030.

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MHK Technologies/Water Current Generator Motor | Open Energy Information  

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Generator Motor Generator Motor < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Technology Profile Primary Organization Global Energies Inc Technology Type Click here Cross Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5 6 System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description Simple Vertical Axis fully submerged open design flow through unit operating an onboard Pump unit that drives an on shore power generation system Slow turning swim through for Marine life Anchoring depends on topography and composition of resource bed Removable Scalable Please note that the Website is very old and needs updating In 2007 we hired Independent Engineering firm in Seattle to conduct extensive fluid dynamic testing or our design concepts and overall system Tests were completed much more extensively than we envisioned and were very positive for our needs and build out of a full size model We have been stuck and broke as it s all out of pocket in this position ever since as those Engineering costs were much more than anticipated

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Prospects and performance limitations for Cu–Zn–Sn–S–Se photovoltaic technology  

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...technology, establishing key process parameters such as optimal...devices and entering into commercialization-[1]. However, for CZTSSe...a faster co-evaporation process in which Sn loss could be...the whole high-temperature process, including part of the cooling...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technological development under global warning : roadmap of the coal generation technology  

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This thesis explores the measures for the Japanese electric power utilities to meet the Kyoto Target, and the technological development of the coal thermal power generation to meet the further abatement of the carbon dioxide ...

Furuyama, Yasushi, 1963-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewable energy powered membrane technology. 2. The effect of energy fluctuations on performance of a photovoltaic hybrid membrane system   

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This paper reports on the performance fluctuations during the operation of a batteryless hybrid ultrafiltration – nanofiltration / reverse osmosis (UF-NF/RO) membrane desalination system powered by photovoltaics treating ...

Richards, B.S.; Capão, D.P.S.; Schäfer, Andrea

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Advanced NOx Emissions Control: Control Technology - Second Generation  

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Second Generation Advanced Reburning Second Generation Advanced Reburning General Electric - Energy and Environmental Research Corporation (GE-EER) is carrying out a two Phase research program to develop novel Advanced Reburning (AR) concepts for high efficiency and low cost NOx control from coal-fired utility boilers. AR technologies are based on combination of basic reburning and N-agent/promoter injections. Phase I of the project was successfully completed and EER was selected to continue to develop AR technology during Phase II. Phase I demonstrated that AR technologies are able to provide effective NOx control for coal-fired combustors. Three technologies were originally envisioned for development: AR-Lean, AR-Rich, and Multiple Injection AR (MIAR). Along with these, three additional technologies were identified during the project: reburning plus promoted SNCR; AR-Lean plus promoted SNCR; and AR-Rich plus promoted SNCR. The promoters are sodium salts, in particular sodium carbonate. These AR technologies have different optimum reburn heat input levels and furnace temperature requirements. For full scale application, an optimum technology can be selected on a boiler-specific basis depending on furnace temperature profile and regions of injector access.

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EELE408 Photovoltaics Lecture 23: Summary  

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Photovoltaic Myth #1 · Solar modules consume more energy for their production than they ever generate. ­ Most industry ­ Future recycling of modules will further reduce environmental impact 15 Photovoltaic Myth #81 EELE408 Photovoltaics Lecture 23: Summary Dr. Todd J. Kaiser tjkaiser@ece.montana.edu Department

Kaiser, Todd J.

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Solar Junction Develops World Record Setting Concentrated Photovoltaic Solar Cell  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

EERE supported the development of Solar Junction's concentrated photovoltaic technology that set a world record for conversion efficiency.

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Organic Photovoltaics  

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Satisfying the world's growing demand for energy is an urgent societal challenge. Organic photovoltaics holds promise as a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly solution.

Kippelen, Bernard

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

NREL: Energy Analysis - Distributed Generation Energy Technology Operations  

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Operations and Maintenance Costs Operations and Maintenance Costs Transparent Cost Database Button The following charts indicate recent operations and maintenance (O&M) cost estimates for distributed generation (DG) renewable energy technologies. The charts provide a compilation of available national-level cost data from a variety of sources. Costs in your specific location will vary. The red horizontal lines represent the first standard deviation of the mean. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) sponsored the distributed generation data used within these charts. If you are seeking utility-scale technology operations and maintenance estimates, please visit the Transparent Cost Database website for NREL's information regarding vehicles, biofuels, and electricity generation.

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Sandia National Laboratories: Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics...  

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MEPV Awards Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are pioneering solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies that are cheaper to produce and easier to install than...

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NREL: National Center for Photovoltaics Home Page  

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(NCPV) at NREL focuses on technology innovations that drive industry growth in U.S. photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing. The NCPV is a central resource for our nation's...

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Photovoltaic Degradation Rates -- An Analytical Review: Preprint  

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Barcelona, Spain, 2005; 2454-2457. 125. Guastella S. Vulcano 80 kW photovoltaic plant technology assessment: more than 20 years of performance evaluation and experience....

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Photovoltaic manufacturing technology monolithic amorphous silicon modules on continuous polymer substrates: Final technical report, July 5, 1995--December 31, 1999  

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Iowa Thin Film Technologies is completing a three-phase program that has increased throughput and decreased costs in nearly all aspects of its thin-film photovoltaic manufacturing process. The overall manufacturing costs have been reduced by 61 percent through implementation of the improvements developed under this program. Development of the ability to use a 1-mil substrate, rather than the standard 2-mil substrate, results in a 50 percent cost-saving for this material. Process development on a single-pass amorphous silicon deposition system has resulted in a 37 percent throughput improvement. A wide range of process and machine improvements have been implemented on the transparent conducting oxide deposition system. These include detailed parameter optimization of deposition temperatures, process gas flows, carrier gas flows, and web speeds. An overall process throughput improvement of 275 percent was achieved based on this work. The new alignment technique was developed for the laser scriber and printer systems, which improved registration accuracy from 100 microns to 10 microns. The new technique also reduced alignment time for these registration systems significantly. This resulted in a throughput increase of 75 percent on the scriber and 600 percent on the printer. Automated techniques were designed and implemented for the module assembly processes. These include automated busbar attachment, roll-based lamination, and automated die cutting of finished modules. These processes were previously done by hand labor. Throughput improvements ranged from 200 percent to 1200 percent, relative to hand labor rates. A wide range of potential encapsulation materials were evaluated for suitability in a roll lamination process and for cost-effectiveness. A combination material was found that has a cost that is only 10 percent of the standard EVA/Tefzel cost and is suitable for medium-lifetime applications. The 20-year lifetime applications still require the more expensive material.

Jeffrey, F.

2000-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A solar concentrating photovoltaic / thermal collector J.S. Coventry  

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A solar concentrating photovoltaic / thermal collector J.S. Coventry Centre for Sustainable Energy solar concentrating photovoltaic / thermal collector Coventry "Photovoltaic and Wind Power for Urban of both photovoltaic and solar thermal power generation. Some of the recent projects in Australia

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Photovoltaic cell  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In a photovoltaic cell structure containing a visibly transparent, electrically conductive first layer of metal oxide, and a light-absorbing semiconductive photovoltaic second layer, the improvement comprising a thin layer of transition metal nitride, carbide or boride interposed between said first and second layers.

Gordon, Roy G. (Cambridge, MA); Kurtz, Sarah (Somerville, MA)

1984-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaics (Fact Sheet)  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) works with industry, academia, national laboratories, and other government agencies to advance solar photovoltaics (PV) domestically. The SunShot Initiative aims to achieve widespread, unsubsidized cost-competitiveness through an applied research and development (R&D) portfolio spanning PV materials, devices, and manufacturing technologies.

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2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cast polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic module manufacturing technology improvements. Semiannual subcontract report, January 1--June 30, 1995  

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The objective of this three-year program is to advance Solarex`s cast polycrystalline silicon manufacturing technology, reduce module production cost, increase module performance and expand Solarex`s commercial production capacities. Two specific objectives of this program are to reduce the manufacturing cost for polycrystalline silicon PV modules to less than $1.20/watt and to increase the manufacturing capacity by a factor of three. To achieve these objectives, Solarex is working in the following technical areas: casting, wire saws, cell process, module assembly, frameless module development, and automated cell handling. Accomplishments reported include: Cast first successful larger ingot producing 73% larger volume of usable Si; Increased the size of the ingot even further and cast an ingot yielding nine 11.4 {times} 11.4 cm bricks, representing a 125% increase in usable Si from a single casting; Operated the wire-saw in a semi-operational mode, producing 459,000 wafers at 94.1% overall yield; Reduced the cost of wire-saw consumables, spare parts, and waste disposal; Developed a cost-effective back surface field process that increases cell efficiency by 5% and began production trials; Developed a plan for increasing the capacity in the module assembly area; Completed qualification testing of modules built using Spire`s automated tabbing and stringing machine; Selected, tested, and qualified a low-cost electrical termination system; Completed long-term UV testing of experimental back sheets; Qualified the structure and adhesive-tape system for mounting frameless modules; and ARRI completed a study of the fracture properties of cast polycrystalline Si wafers and provided the information necessary to calculate the maximum stresses allowable during wafer handling.

Wohlgemuth, J. [Solarex Corp., Frederick, MD (United States)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding Variability and Uncertainty of Photovoltaics for Integration with the Electric Power System  

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area of photovoltaic and other clean energy technologies.Energy recently hosted a day-long public workshop on the variability of photovoltaic (photovoltaic power plants into the utility system. Nicholas Miller is Director, Energy

Mills, Andrew

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

California Institute of Technology  

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California Institute of Technology o Ivan Celanovic, Principal Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology o Geoffrey Kinsey, Director, Photovoltaic...

239

Cost and Performance Assumptions for Modeling Electricity Generation Technologies  

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Cost and Performance Cost and Performance Assumptions for Modeling Electricity Generation Technologies Rick Tidball, Joel Bluestein, Nick Rodriguez, and Stu Knoke ICF International Fairfax, Virginia Subcontract Report NREL/SR-6A20-48595 November 2010 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Cost and Performance Assumptions for Modeling Electricity Generation Technologies Rick Tidball, Joel Bluestein, Nick Rodriguez, and Stu Knoke ICF International Fairfax, Virginia NREL Technical Monitor: Jordan Macknick

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Photovoltaic Energy Program Overview Fiscal Year 1996  

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Significant activities in the National Photovoltaic Program are reported for each of the three main program elements. In Research and Development, advances in thin-film materials and crystalline silicon materials are described. The Technology Development report describes activities in photovoltaic manufacturing technology, industrial expansion, module and array development, and testing photovoltaic system components. Systems Engineering and Applications projects described include projects with government agencies, projects with utilities, documentation of performance for international applications, and product certification.

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1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic Energy Conversion  

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Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Frank Zimmermann #12;Solar Electricity Generation Consumes no fuel Make solar cells more efficient Theoretical energy conversion efficiency limit of single junction-bandgap photons are not absorbed: Carrier relaxation to band edges: Photon energy exceeding bandgap is lost

Glashausser, Charles

242

Photovoltaic roof heat flux  

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Effect of building integrated photovoltaics on microclimateof a building's integrated-photovoltaics on heating a n dgaps for building- integrated photovoltaics, Solar Energy

Samady, Mezhgan Frishta

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Sandia National Laboratories: photovoltaic  

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Guides New Photovoltaic Requirements On January 8, 2013, in Energy, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, Systems Analysis Sandia's Photovoltaic (PV)...

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SunShot Initiative: Photovoltaics  

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Photovoltaics Photovoltaics The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aggressively supports development of low-cost, high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) technologies through the SunShot Initiative, which seeks to make solar electricity cost-competitive with other sources of energy by 2020. Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video. Text Alternative The DOE SunShot Program advances PV efforts by: Funding research and development in multiple photovoltaic technologies Awarding funds to PV projects with industry partners like solar companies, universities, and national laboratories through a competitive process. Learn more about ways DOE is advancing concentrating solar power R&D, reducing grid integration costs and technology risks, and reducing soft costs associated with solar installations.

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Next Generation CANDU Technology: Competitive Design for the Nuclear Renaissance  

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AECL has developed the design for a next generation of CANDU{sup R} plants by marrying a set of enabling technologies to well-established successful CANDU features. The basis for the design is to replicate or adapt existing CANDU components for a new core design. By adopting slightly enriched uranium fuel, a core design with light water coolant, heavy water moderator and reflector has been defined, based on the existing CANDU fuel channel module. This paper summarizes the main features and characteristics of the reference next-generation CANDU design. The progress of the next generation of CANDU design program in meeting challenging cost, schedule and performance targets is described. AECL's cost reduction methodology is summarized as an integral part of the design optimization process. Examples are given of cost reduction features together with enhancement of design margins. (authors)

Hopwood, J.M.; Hedges, K.R.; Pakan, M. [Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Ontario (Canada)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Photovoltaic-based Demand Response and Ancillary Services  

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Photovoltaic-based Demand Response and Ancillary Services Photovoltaic-based Demand Response and Ancillary Services Speaker(s): Bill Vogel Date: June 22, 2012 - 1:00pm Location: 90-1099 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: David S. Watson This presentation describes innovations in intelligent micro inverters for use with photovoltaic (PV) systems. The micro-inverters enable remotely adjustable phase angles (+/- up to 45 degrees). The technology includes dynamic impedance matching and ultra-low cost dynamic reactive power management of digital power sources. These attributes can help mitigate grid balancing challenges introduced by most renewable generation resources as we strive to reach aggressive renewable portfolio standards and their associated needs for voltage support and ancillary services. The software-enabled device eliminates several pieces of heavy equipment needed

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MHK Technologies/Turbo Ocean Power Generator MadaTech 17 | Open...  

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MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Turbo Ocean Power Generator MadaTech 17.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization SeaNergy...

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A Gravitational Search Algorithm (GSA) based Photo-Voltaic (PV) excitation control strategy for single phase operation of three phase wind-turbine coupled induction generator  

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Abstract Three phase induction generators are widely used for single phase operation in wind based micro-generation schemes to cater single phase loads due to various advantages. This paper presents an improved control methodology for self excited three phase induction generator operating in single phase mode. The excitation is controlled through an inverter with Photo-Voltaic (PV) panels providing power to the dc bus. The proposed technique enables the generator for building up voltage from low wind speeds compared to conventional three phase machines. A capacitor connected across load terminals reduces the reactive power supplied by the inverter connected across the other two phases. Gravitational search algorithm (GSA) is used to calculate the switching angles of the inverter under various load and wind speeds for minimum Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of the generated voltage. The proposed induction generator is aimed to be conveniently used in remote and grid isolated areas as a portable source of electrical power driving single phase loads. Simulations and experiments performed on a 3-phase 1 kW, 415 V, 50 Hz, 1440 r/min induction machine validates the proposed concept.

Arunava Chatterjee; Krishna Roy; Debashis Chatterjee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

FEMP--Photovoltaics  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Photovoltaics is a technology that converts radiant Photovoltaics is a technology that converts radiant light energy (photo) to electricity (voltaics). Photo- voltaic (PV) cells are the basic building blocks of this energy technology. PV cells (also called solar cells) are made of semicon- ductor materials, most typically silicon. The amount of electricity a PV cell produces depends on its size, its conversion efficiency (see box on reverse), and the intensity of the light source. Sunlight is the most common source of the energy used by PV cells to produce an electric current. It takes just a few PV cells to produce enough elec- tricity to power a small watch or solar calculator. For more power, cells are connected together to form larger units called modules. Modules, in turn, are connected to form arrays, and arrays can be

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Accomplishments in Photovoltaic  

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Accomplishments in Photovoltaic Manufacturing R&D Accomplishments in Photovoltaic Manufacturing R&D Successful efforts within the PV Manufacturing R&D Project were recognized by the solar industry. Key highlights from the project are summarized below. Overall, the project resulted in a more than 50% reduction in manufacturing costs and a substantial return on investment for both the U.S. government and the industries involved. A number of companies participating in the project were able to make technological advances that helped them attract millions of dollars in private investment capital. The project focused on four primary areas of solar manufacturing: Solar cells and modules Manufacturing processes Systems integration System components. Solar Cells and Modules Advances in solar cells and modules were made that significantly reduced

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Sandia National Laboratories: Photovoltaic  

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Microelectronic Photovoltaics On June 13, 2012, in Energy, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar Sandia National Laboratories semiconductor engineer...

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Sandia National Laboratories: photovoltaic  

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Infrastructure Infrastructure Security National Solar Thermal Test Facility NSTTF photovoltaic Photovoltaics PV Renewable Energy solar Solar Energy solar power Solar...

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An overview of solar photovoltaic energy in Mexico and Germany  

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Abstract Energy is essential for our preservation and the improvement of our life-style. Today all major production of energy is generated from fossil fuels, which are non-renewable and significantly pollute the environment. Access to clean and reliable energy is crucial for assuring the development of countries such as Mexico. Mexico's economy is based on producing energy from fossil fuels11 91% of Mexico's energy is produced from non-renewable energy sources. Moreover, 36% of primarily renewable energy corresponds to the use of firewood for cooking used in a non-healthy and non-sustainable way [42]. GTZ is the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German Technical Cooperation, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development). and the change to sustainable ways of life is still uncertain. It becomes essential to look at developed countries where the transition to sustainability has been rapidly increasing. This paper gives an overview of energy policies and the potential of solar photovoltaic energy in two countries: Germany, a world leader in the generation and development of photovoltaic technology; and Mexico, a country with great solar photovoltaic potential. It also describes the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of photovoltaic technology, including BIPV systems.

Julia Mundo-Hernández; Benito de Celis Alonso; Julia Hernández-Álvarez; Benito de Celis-Carrillo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NEXT GENERATION SURFACTANTS FOR IMPROVED CHEMICAL FLOODING TECHNOLOGY  

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NEXT GENERATION SURFACTANTS NEXT GENERATION SURFACTANTS FOR IMPROVED CHEMICAL FLOODING TECHNOLOGY FINAL REPORT June 1, 2010 - May 31, 2012 Laura L Wesson, Prapas Lohateeraparp, Jeffrey H. Harwell, and Bor-Jier Shiau October 2012 DE-FE0003537 University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 73019-0430 ii DISCLAIMER This report is prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name,

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Amorphous silicon photovoltaic manufacturing technology, Phase 2A. Semiannual subcontract report, 1 May 1993--31 October 1993  

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Utility Power Group (UPG) and its lower-tier subcontractor, Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Inc. (APS), continued work to develop their manufacturing lines. UPG focused on the automation of encapsulation and termination processes developed in Phase 1. APS focused on completion of the encapsulation and module design tasks while continuing process quality control, and automation projects. The goal is to produce 55-W (stabilized) EP50 modules in a new facility.

Duran, G.; Mackamul, K.; Metcalf, D. [Utility Power Group, Chatsworth, CA (United States); Volltrauer, H. [Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Inc., Princeton, NJ (United States)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable solar thermal power generation (STPG) technologies in Indian context  

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India is a fast developing country. Some of the factors like population growth, industrialization, liberalization in economic policies, green revolution and awareness toward the environment, are increasing the electricity demand rapidly. As per the 14th Power Survey Report, an energy deficit of (+) 9% and peak demand deficit of (+) 18% have been estimated. Keeping in view the liberalization in economic policies, this deficit may be higher by the year 2000 AD. An estimation indicates that India is blessed with solar energy to the tune of 5 x 10{sup 15} kWh/yr. Being clean and inexhaustible source of energy, it can be used for large-scale power generation in the country. Keeping in view the present state-of-art technologies for STPG in MW range, best possible efforts are required to be made by all the concerned, to develop sustainable STPG technology of the future, specially for tropical regions. Standardization of vital equipment is an important aspect. There are a few required criteria like simple and robust technology, its transfer and adaptation in tropical climate conditions; high plant load factor without fossil-fired backup; availability of plant during evening peak and night hours; least use of fragile components, and capacity optimization for MW plants as per solar irradiance and environmental factors. In this paper, efforts have been made to compare the different STPG technologies. On the basis, of literature surveyed and studies carried out by the author, it may be stated that Central Receiver System technologies using molten salt and volumetric air receiver, along with molten salt and ceramic thermal storage respectively seems to be suitable and comparable in Indian context. Performance of SOLAR-TWO and PHOEBUS plants may be decisive.

Sharma, R.S. [Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, New Delhi (India). Solar Energy Centre

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Opportunities for thin film photovoltaics in Building Integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)with a focus on Australia.  

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??Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) products can not only generate electricity but also provide structural stability, thermal insulation, shading, natural lighting, protection from water and other… (more)

Tominaga, Miwa

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Operational Water Consumption and Withdrawal Factors for Electricity Generating Technologies  

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Various studies have attempted to consolidate published estimates of water use impacts of electricity generating technologies, resulting in a wide range of technologies and values based on different primary sources of literature. The goal of this work is to consolidate the various primary literature estimates of water use during the generation of electricity by conventional and renewable electricity generating technologies in the United States to more completely convey the variability and uncertainty associated with water use in electricity generating technologies.

Macknick, J.; Newmark, R.; Heath, G.; Hallett, K. C.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative: Photovoltaic Supply Chain and Cross-Cutting  

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Photovoltaic Supply Chain and Photovoltaic Supply Chain and Cross-Cutting Technologies to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Photovoltaic Supply Chain and Cross-Cutting Technologies on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Photovoltaic Supply Chain and Cross-Cutting Technologies on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Photovoltaic Supply Chain and Cross-Cutting Technologies on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Photovoltaic Supply Chain and Cross-Cutting Technologies on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Photovoltaic Supply Chain and Cross-Cutting Technologies on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Photovoltaic Supply Chain and Cross-Cutting Technologies on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Research & Development Competitive Awards Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy

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A wafer-based monocrystalline silicon photovoltaics road map: Utilizing known technology improvement opportunities for further reductions in manufacturing costs  

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As an initial investigation into the current and potential economics of one of today's most widely deployed photovoltaic technologies, we have engaged in a detailed analysis of manufacturing costs for each step within the wafer-based monocrystalline silicon (c-Si) PV module supply chain. At each step we find several pathways that could lead to further reductions in manufacturing costs. After aggregating the performance and cost considerations for a series of known technical improvement opportunities, we project a pathway for commercial-production c-Si modules to have typical sunlight power conversion efficiencies of 19–23%, and we calculate that they might be sustainably sold at ex-factory gate prices of $0.60–$0.70 per peak Watt (DC power, current U.S. dollars). This may not be the lower bound to the cost curve for c-Si, however, because the roadmap described in this paper is constrained by the boundary conditions set by the wire sawing of wafers and their incorporation into manufacturing equipment that is currently being developed for commercial-scale production. Within these boundary conditions, we find that the benefit of reducing the wafer thickness from today's standard 180 ?m to the handling limit of 80 ?m could be around $0.05 per peak Watt (Wp), when the calculation is run at minimum sustainable polysilicon prices (which we calculate to be around $23/kg). At that minimum sustainable polysilicon price, we also calculate that the benefit of completely eliminating or completely recycling kerf loss could be up to $0.08/Wp. These downward adjustments to the long run wafer price are used within the cost projections for three advanced cell architectures beyond today's standard c-Si solar cell. Presumably, the higher efficiency cells that are profiled must be built upon a foundation of higher quality starting wafers. The prevailing conventional wisdom is that this should add cost at the ingot and wafering step—either due to lower production yields when having to sell wafers that are doped with an alternative element other than the standard choice of boron, or in additional capital equipment costs associated with removing problematic boron–oxygen pairs. However, from our survey it appears that there does not necessarily need to be an assumption of a higher wafer price if cell manufacturers should wish to use n-type wafers derived from the phosphorus dopant. And as for making p-type wafers with the traditional boron dopant, the potential price premium for higher lifetimes via the magnetic Czochralski approach is calculated to be very small, and can ostensibly be offset by the higher expected cell efficiencies that would result from using the higher quality wafers. With this final consideration, the projected minimum sustainable price requirements for three advanced c-Si solar cells are incorporated into a final bill of materials for a polysilicon-to-module manufacturing facility located within the United States.

Alan Goodrich; Peter Hacke; Qi Wang; Bhushan Sopori; Robert Margolis; Ted L. James; Michael Woodhouse

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling and Simulation of a 3kW Residential Photovoltaic for Harmonics Analysis  

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Growing concern for environmental issues and advancement in power electronic technology resulted in fast development of energy production using renewable energy resources (RES). These natural resources play an important role on power system generation ... Keywords: renewable energy resources, photovoltaic, inverter, harmonics, THD

Muhyaddin J. H. Rawa; Dave W. P. Thomas; Mark Sumner

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can distributed generation offer substantial benefits in a Northeastern American context? A case study of small-scale renewable technologies using a life cycle methodology  

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Renewable distributed electricity generation can play a significant role in meeting today's energy policy goals, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving energy security, while adding supply to meet increasing energy demand. However, the exact potential benefits are still a matter of debate. The objective of this study is to evaluate the life cycle implications (environmental, economic and energy) of distributed generation (DG) technologies. A complementary objective is to compare the life cycle implications of DG technologies with the centralized electricity production representing the Northeastern American context. Environmental and energy implications are modeled according to the recommendations in the ISO 14040 standard and this, using different indicators: Human Health; Ecosystem Quality; Climate Change; Resources and Non-Renewable Energy Payback Ratio. Distinctly, economic implications are modeled using conventional life cycle costing. DG technologies include two types of grid-connected photovoltaic panels (3 kWp mono-crystalline and poly-crystalline) and three types of micro-wind turbines (1, 10 and 30 kW) modeled for average, below average and above average climatic conditions in the province of Quebec (Canada). A sensitivity analysis was also performed using different scenarios of centralized energy systems based on average and marginal (short- and long-term) technology approaches. Results show the following. First, climatic conditions (i.e., geographic location) have a significant effect on the results for the environmental, economic and energy indicators. More specifically, it was shown that the 30 kW micro-wind turbine is the best technology for above average conditions, while 3 kWp poly-crystalline photovoltaic panels are preferable for below average conditions. Second, the assessed DG technologies do not show benefits in comparison to the centralized Quebec grid mix (average technology approach). On the other hand, the 30 kW micro-wind turbine shows a potential benefit as long as the Northeastern American electricity market is considered (i.e., oil and coal centralized technologies are affected for the short- and long-term marginal scenarios, respectively). Photovoltaic panels could also become more competitive if the acquisition cost decreased. In conclusion, DG utilization will represent an improvement over centralized electricity production in a Northeastern American context, with respect to the environmental, energy and economic indicators assessed, and under the appropriate conditions discussed (i.e., geographical locations and affected centralized electricity production scenarios).

Mourad Ben Amor; Pascal Lesage; Pierre-Olivier Pineau; Réjean Samson

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods for Analyzing the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Photovoltaic Generation to the U.S. Electric Utility System  

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This report outlines the methods, data, and tools that could be used at different levels of sophistication and effort to estimate the benefits and costs of DGPV. In so doing, we identify the gaps in current benefit-cost-analysis methods, which we hope will inform the ongoing research agenda in this area. The focus of this report is primarily on benefits and costs from the utility or electricity generation system perspective. It is intended to provide useful background information to utility and regulatory decision makers and their staff, who are often being asked to use or evaluate estimates of the benefits and cost of DGPV in regulatory proceedings. Understanding the technical rigor of the range of methods and how they might need to evolve as DGPV becomes a more significant contributor of energy to the electricity system will help them be better consumers of this type of information. This report is also intended to provide information to utilities, policy makers, PV technology developers, and other stakeholders, which might help them maximize the benefits and minimize the costs of integrating DGPV into a changing electricity system.

Denholm, P.; Margolis, R.; Palmintier, B.; Barrows, C.; Ibanez, E.; Bird, L.; Zuboy, J.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Facilities  

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Facilities Facilities NREL's world-class research facilities provide the venue for innovative advances in photovoltaic technologies and applications. These facilities within the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) serve both multi-use and dedicated-use functions. We encourage our research colleagues in industry, universities, and other laboratories to pursue opportunities in working with our staff in these facilities. Dedicated-Use Facilities Photo of a red-hot coil glowing inside a round machine. Research within these facilities focuses on targeted areas of interest that require specific tools, techniques, or unique capabilities. Our two main dedicated-use facilities are the following: Outdoor Test Facility (OTF) OTF researchers study and evaluate advanced or emerging PV technologies

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General equilibrium, electricity generation technologies and the cost of carbon abatement: A structural sensitivity analysis  

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General equilibrium, electricity generation technologies and the cost of carbon abatement-down General equilibrium Electricity generation is a major contributor to carbon dioxide emissions Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Electricity generation is a significant contributor

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Thin Film Photovoltaic Partnership Project  

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Thin Film Photovoltaic Partnership Project Thin Film Photovoltaic Partnership Project NREL's Thin Film Photovoltaic (PV) Partnership Project led R&D on emerging thin-film solar technologies in the United States from 1994 to 2009. The project made many advances in thin-film PV technologies that allowed the United States to attain world leadership in this area of solar technology. Three national R&D teams focused on thin-film semiconductor materials: amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe), and copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) and its alloys. The Module Reliability Team and Environmental Health and Safety Team were crosscutting. The teams comprised researchers from the solar industry, academia, and NREL who focused their efforts on improving materials, devices, and manufacturing processes-all

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Waste generation process modeling and analysis for fuel reprocessing technologies  

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Estimates of electric power generation requirements for the next century, even when taking the most conservative tack, indicate that the United States will have to increase its production capacity significantly. If the country determines that nuclear power will not be a significant component of this production capacity, the nuclear industry will have to die, as maintaining a small nuclear component will not be justifiable. However, if nuclear power is to be a significant component, it will probably require some form of reprocessing technology. The once-through fuel cycle is only feasible for a relatively small number of nuclear power plants. If we are maintaining several hundred reactors, the once-through fuel cycle is more expensive and ethically questionable.

Kornreich, D. E. (Drew E.); Koehler, A. C. (Andrew C.); Farman, Richard F.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic manufacturing technology monolithic amorphous silicon modules on continuous polymer substrates. Annual technical progress report, 5 July 1995--4 June 1996  

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Iowa Thin Film Technologies` goal is to develop the most cost-effective photovoltaic manufacturing process possible. During the first year, they developed the capability of sputtering a high-quality (Zn(Al)O) successfully implemented increased deposition rates for the ZnO top contact deposition; improved registration and ink-line width to reduce area loss due to interconnects; developed a new alignment process and sensor to improve the speed and accuracy of registration for the patterning processes; developed a new Silver ink composition that allows finer print lines and lower series resistance; demonstrated an 8% overall improvement in area utilization; evaluated water-based insulator inks for compatibility with their processes; investigated and tested the use of roll-based lamination as a means to reduce the cost of assembly; developed straight roll lamination capability using pressure-sensitive adhesives and thermally activated bonding; and evaluated the use of the standard EVA/Tefzel encapsulant with a roll laminator.

Jeffrey, F. [Iowa Thin Film Technologies, Inc., Ames, IA (United States)] [Iowa Thin Film Technologies, Inc., Ames, IA (United States)

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

SunShot Initiative: Scaling Up Nascent Photovoltaics AT Home  

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Scaling Up Nascent Photovoltaics Scaling Up Nascent Photovoltaics AT Home to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Scaling Up Nascent Photovoltaics AT Home on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Scaling Up Nascent Photovoltaics AT Home on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Scaling Up Nascent Photovoltaics AT Home on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Scaling Up Nascent Photovoltaics AT Home on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Scaling Up Nascent Photovoltaics AT Home on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Scaling Up Nascent Photovoltaics AT Home on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Research & Development Competitive Awards Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment

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SunShot Initiative: SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative  

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SunShot Photovoltaic SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: SunShot Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Research & Development Competitive Awards Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment

271

Advanced NOx Emissions Control: Control Technology - Second Generation  

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In Situ Device for Real-Time Catalyst Deactivation Measurements in Full-Scale SCR Systems In Situ Device for Real-Time Catalyst Deactivation Measurements in Full-Scale SCR Systems To support trends in the electric generating industry of moving from seasonal to year-round operation of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) for control of NOx and mercury, as well as extending the time between generating unit outages, Fossil Energy Research Corporation (FERCo) is developing technology to determine SCR catalyst activity and remaining life without requiring an outage to obtain and analyze catalyst samples. FERCo intends to use SCR catalyst performance results measured with their in situ device at Alabama PowerÂ’s Plant Gorgas during the 2005 and 2006 ozone seasons, along with EPRIÂ’s CatReactTM catalyst management software, to demonstrate the value of real-time activity measurements with respect to the optimization of catalyst replacement strategy. Southern Company and the Electric Power Research Institute are co-funding the project.

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Fabrication and Characterization of Organic/Inorganic Photovoltaic Devices  

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reducing the cost for photovoltaic devices by introducing aPhotovoltaic Cell Materials Different materials display different efficiencies and have different costs.photovoltaic devices have recently drawn tremendous attention because of their technological advantages for actualization of large-area and cost

Guvenc, Ali Bilge

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Policy 30 (2002) 477499 Photovoltaic module quality in  

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Energy Policy 30 (2002) 477­499 Photovoltaic module quality in the Kenyan solar home systems market purchases of clean decentralized photovoltaic technologies. Small amorphous-silicon modules dominate. This article analyzes market failure associated with photovoltaic module quality in the Kenyan SHS market

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Peer Effects in the Diffusion of Solar Photovoltaic Panels  

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Peer Effects in the Diffusion of Solar Photovoltaic Panels Bryan Bollinger NYU Stern School base of consumers in the reference group. We study the diffusion of solar photovoltaic panels of an environmentally beneficial technology, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Policymakers are particularly interested

Lee, Daeyeol

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EXCURSION: enterprises in our region "Centrotherm photovoltaics AG"  

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EXCURSION: enterprises in our region "Centrotherm photovoltaics AG" 4th of November 2009 Invitation of a German enterprise called centrotherm photovoltaics AG in Blaubeuren. They are providers of technology and services for the photovoltaics industry. For organizational reasons we ask you to register for this visit

Pfeifer, Holger

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National Center for Photovoltaics at NREL  

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The National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on technology innovations that drive industry growth in U.S. photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing. The NCPV is a central resource for our nation's capabilities in PV research, development, deployment, and outreach.

VanSant, Kaitlyn; Wilson, Greg; Berry, Joseph; Al-Jassim, Mowafak; Kurtz, Sarah

2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

277

Technology Roadmap for Next Generation PC: Hybrid PC  

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Technology roadmap (TRM) is a powerful management tool for technology planning process. The uniqueness of this tool enables firms to identify and develop technology alternatives that are required to meet a ... li...

Zack Khalifa; Mohamed Burgan; Tila Bregaj…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

NREL: Learning - Photovoltaics for Small Business  

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Photovoltaics for Small Business Photovoltaics for Small Business Photo of a factory with a photovoltaic system. This furniture factory in Massachusetts uses a photovoltaic system to generate its own electricity. The following resources will help your small business install a photovoltaic (PV) system. If you are unfamiliar with PV systems, see the introduction to PV. Resources American Solar Energy Society Provides consumers with information about solar energy and resources. Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency Provides information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. Florida Solar Energy Center The Florida Solar Energy Center provides basic information on photovoltaics for consumers. Own Your Power! A Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity

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Photovoltaic Installations at Williams College Ruth Aronoff  

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generation using solar power. Photovoltaic (PV) panel installations are a simple way for the College facilities, it is now evaluating in detail the environmental impact of these actions. In addition to making1 Photovoltaic Installations at Williams College Ruth Aronoff Williams Luce Project SUMMARY

Aalberts, Daniel P.

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INTEGRATING PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS  

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INTEGRATING PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS INTO PUBLIC SECTOR PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS IN DELAWARE FINAL for Energy and Environmental Policy University of Delaware February 2006 #12;INTEGRATING PHOTOVOLTAIC..................................................................................................... 1 1.2 Photovoltaics in Performance Contracts: An Overview

Delaware, University of

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Analysis of the Potential Applications of Solar Termal and Photovoltaic Systems for Northwest Vista College  

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the following RE technologies as viable: ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems, closed loop solar thermal system and photovoltaic (PV)....

Ugursal, A.; Martinez, J.; Baltazar, J. C.; Zilbershtein, G.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

MHK Technologies/Sea wave Slot cone Generator SSG | Open Energy Information  

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Sea wave Slot cone Generator SSG Sea wave Slot cone Generator SSG < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Sea wave Slot cone Generator SSG.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Wave Energy AS Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/Wave Energy AS Project 1 Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Overtopping Device Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description The Sea Wave Slot-Cone Generator (SSG) is based on the overtopping principle. It utilizes a total of three reservoirs stacked on top of one other (referred to as a 'multi-stage water turbine') in which the potential energy of the incoming wave will be stored. The water captured in the reservoirs will then run through the multi-stage turbine for highly efficient electricity production.

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List of Photovoltaics Incentives | Open Energy Information  

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Photovoltaics Incentives Photovoltaics Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 2359 Photovoltaics Incentives. CSV (rows 1-500) CSV (rows 501-1000) CSV (rows 1001-1500) CSV (rows 1501-2000) CSV (rows 2001-2359) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active 30% Business Tax Credit for Solar (Vermont) Corporate Tax Credit Vermont Commercial Industrial Photovoltaics Solar Space Heat Solar Thermal Electric Solar Thermal Process Heat Solar Water Heat No AEP Ohio - Renewable Energy Credit (REC) Purchase Program (Ohio) Performance-Based Incentive Ohio Agricultural Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Photovoltaics Wind energy Yes AEP Ohio - Renewable Energy Technology Program (Ohio) Utility Rebate Program Ohio Agricultural

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A Framework of Incorporating Spatio-temporal Forecast in Look-ahead Grid Dispatch with Photovoltaic Generation  

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at multiple sites. Given the unique spatial and temporal correlation of PV generation, an optimal data-driven forecast model for short-term PV power is proposed. This model leverages both spatial and temporal correlations among neighboring solar sites...

Yang, Chen

2013-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

285

Sandia National Laboratories: photovoltaic  

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electricity. Sandia photovoltaic work is centered on developing cost-effective, reliable photovoltaic energy systems produced by US industry and used worldwide. Learn More...

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Events  

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success. The following events and meetings are of interest to partners of NREL Photovoltaics (PV) Research and the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV). Printable Version...

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Apparatus and processes for the mass production of photovoltaic...  

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Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Hydropower, Wave and Tidal Industrial Technologies Solar Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Startup America Vehicles and Fuels Wind Energy Partners (27) Visual...

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Rational Device Design for Highly Efficient Organic Photovoltaic Solar Cells.  

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??Abundant, scalable, environmentally-friendly organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology is increasingly promising in recent years. The power conversion efficiency (PCE) of OPVs has been raised to around… (more)

Yang, Bin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Project Profile: Evaluating the Causes of Photovoltaics Cost...  

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below the logo shows the cost reduction in photovoltaics compared to other energy-conversion technologies. PV is performing better than coal, natural gas, nuclear fusion, wind,...

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Photovoltaics at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory License  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Document describes a sample land use agreement surrounding the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Science and Technology Facility roof-top photovoltaic (PV) power purchase agreement (PPA).

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Fabrication and life cycle assessment of organic photovoltaics.  

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??Increasing demand for renewable energy has resulted in a new interest for alternative technologies such as organic photovoltaics. With efficiencies exceeding 8% for both polymer… (more)

Anctil, Annick

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

High Reliability, High TemperatureThermoelectric Power Generation Materials and Technologies  

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Key technologies and system approaches to excellent record of thermoelectric power sources in deep space missions and development of higher performance TE materials for the next generation systems

293

Energy technologies for rural areas â?? decentralised power generation through MARKAL modelling: a case study  

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Due to shortage of power, extremely subsidised tariffs, poor financial recovery, long transmission lines, there exists a very poor demand-supply balance in the rural energy sectors of India. MARKAL bases analysis of a village-group in western India reveals that there is a potential of reducing the electricity demand by about 18% as compared to the business-as-usual case through adopting energy efficiency measures. Results show that in the studied area, renewable energy systems are not likely to penetrate without government subsidy. Sufficient potential was found for making the area independent from grid through decentralised electricity generation. Through decentralised electricity generation, there is a potential of reducing 2200 ton carbon-dioxide emissions as compared to the business-as-usual case. Electricity generation through bio-gas plants for domestic consumption and through photovoltaic systems for irrigation pumps have been found more attractive as compared to other options.

Jyotirmay Mathur

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon Nanostructure-based Technology for Next Generation Energy Storage  

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2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Silicon Nanostructure-based Technology for Next Generation Energy Storage  

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2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Process Development for Nanostructured Photovoltaics  

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Photovoltaic manufacturing is an emerging industry that promises a carbon-free, nearly limitless source of energy for our nation. However, the high-temperature manufacturing processes used for conventional silicon-based photovoltaics are extremely energy-intensive and expensive. This high cost imposes a critical barrier to the widespread implementation of photovoltaic technology. Argonne National Laboratory and its partners recently invented new methods for manufacturing nanostructured photovoltaic devices that allow dramatic savings in materials, process energy, and cost. These methods are based on atomic layer deposition, a thin film synthesis technique that has been commercialized for the mass production of semiconductor microelectronics. The goal of this project was to develop these low-cost fabrication methods for the high efficiency production of nanostructured photovoltaics, and to demonstrate these methods in solar cell manufacturing. We achieved this goal in two ways: 1) we demonstrated the benefits of these coatings in the laboratory by scaling-up the fabrication of low-cost dye sensitized solar cells; 2) we used our coating technology to reduce the manufacturing cost of solar cells under development by our industrial partners.

Elam, Jeffrey W.

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

The Future of Photovoltaics in Europe  

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In recent years, photovoltaic conversion has gained a considerable importance in renewable energy technology. Private capital investment has been higher than in most other solar energy sectors, and in-Europe, ...

G. Schuster

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Photovoltaics: technical gains and an uncertain market  

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The current state of the US photovoltaics industry is examined. It is noted that while appropriate technologies exist in the research laboratory, an industrial infrastructure is not in place. The approach that offers the best chance of making utility ...

G. Zorpette

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Amorphous silicon photovoltaic manufacturing technology - Phase 2A. Annual subcontract report, May 1, 1993--April 30, 1994  

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Utility Power Group (UPG), and its lower-tier subcontractor, Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Inc. (APS) have conducted efforts in developing their manufacturing lines. UPG has focused on the automation of encapsulation and termination processes developed in Phase I. APS has focused on completion of the encapsulation and module design tasks, while continuing the process and quality control and automation projects. The goal is to produce 55 watt (stabilized) EP50 modules in a new facility. In the APS Trenton EUREKA manufacturing facility, APS has: (1) Developed high throughput lamination procedures; (2) Optimized existing module designs; (3) Developed new module designs for architectural applications; (4) Developed enhanced deposition parameter control; (5) Designed equipment required to manufacture new EUREKA modules developed during Phase II; (6) Improved uniformity of thin-film materials deposition; and (7) Improved the stabilized power output of the APS EP50 EUREKA module to 55 watts. In the APS Fairfield EUREKA manufacturing facility, APS has: (1) Introduced the new products developed under Phase I into the APS Fairfield EUREKA module production line; (2) Increased the extent of automation in the production line; (3) Introduced Statistical Process Control to the module production line; and (4) Transferred-progress made in the APS Trenton facility into the APS Fairfield facility.

Duran, G.; Mackamul, K.; Metcalf, D. [Utility Power Group, Chatsworth, CA (United States)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Techno-economic evaluation of hybrid energy storage technologies for a solar–wind generation system  

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Huazhong University of Science and Technology is planning to establish a hybrid solar–wind generation dynamic simulation laboratory. Energy storage technologies will be vital to this system for load leveling, power quality control and stable output. In this paper, the technical feasibility of energy storage technologies for renewable intermittent sources like wind and solar generation is analyzed. Furthermore, the different combination modes of energy storage technologies are proposed. The involved energy storage technologies include superconducting magnetic energy storage systems (SMESs), flywheels (FWs), electrochemical super-capacitors (SCs) and redox flow batteries (RFBs). Based on that, the economic analysis of hybrid energy storage technologies is conducted.

L. Ren; Y. Tang; J. Shi; J. Dou; S. Zhou; T. Jin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential photovoltaic systems costs  

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A study of costs associated with the installation and operation of a residential photovoltaic system has been conducted to determine present and projected (1986) status. As a basis for the study, a residential photovoltaic system design projected for 1986 was assumed, consisting of two principal components: a roof-mounted array and a utility-interactive inverter. The scope of the study encompassed both silicon and cadmium sulfide photovoltaic modules. Cost estimates were obtained by a survey and study of reports generated by companies and agencies presently active in each of the subsystem area. Where necessary, supplemental estimates were established as part of this study. The range of estimates for silicon-based systems strongly suggest that such systems will be competitive for new installations and reasonably competitive for retrofit applications. The cadmium-sulfide-based system cost estimates, which are less certain than those for silicon, indicate that these systems will be marginally competitive with silicon-based systems for new construction, but not competitive for retrofit applications. Significant variations from the DOE system price sub-goals were found, however, particularly in the areas of array mounting, wiring and cleaning. Additional development work appears needed in these areas.

Cox, C.H. III

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

A hybrid method combining JFPSO and probabilistic three-phase load flow for improving unbalanced voltages in distribution systems with photovoltaic generators  

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This paper presents a new hybrid method that combines jumping frog and particle swarm optimization and probabilistic three-phase load flow to improve unbalanced voltages in distribution systems with photovoltaic

F. J. Ruiz-Rodriguez; F. Jurado; M. Gomez-Gonzalez

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Next-Generation Wind Technology | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

improved understanding of the complex physics governing wind flow into and through wind farms. Turbines at the National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colorado Text Version...

304

Articles about Next-Generation Technologies | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

teamed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology in Germany to lead an international effort under the International Energy Agency's Task 30 to...

305

Continuous roll-to-roll a-Si photovoltaic manufacturing technology. Annual subcontractor report, 1 April 1992--31 March 1993  

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This report describes work done under a 3-year program to advance ECD`s roll-to-roll, triple-junction photovoltaic manufacturing technologies, to reduce the module production costs, to increase the stabilized module performance, and to expand commercial capacity utilizing ECD technology. The specific 3-year goal is to develop advanced large-scale manufacturing technology incorporating ECD`s earlier research advances with the capability of producing modules with stable 11% efficiency at a cost of approximately $1.00 per peak watt. Accomplishments during Phase 1 included: (1) ECD successfully incorporated a high-performance Ag/metal-oxide back-reflector system into its continuous roll-to-roll commercial production operation. (2) High-quality a-Si-Ge narrow-band-gap solar cells were incorporated into the manufacturing. (3) ECD demonstrated the continuous roll-to-roll production of high-efficiency, triple-junction, two-band-gap solar cells consistently and uniformly throughout a 762-m (2500-ft) run with high yield. (4) ECD achieved 11.1% initial sub-cell efficiency of triple-junction, two-band-gap a-Si alloy solar cells in the production line. (5) The world`s first 0.37-m{sup 2} (4-ft{sup 2}) PV modules were produced utilizing triple-junction spectrum-splitting solar cells manufactured in the production line. (6) As a result of process optimization to reduce the layer thickness and to improve the gas utilization, ECD achieved a 77% material cost reduction for germane and 58% reduction for disilane. Additionally, ECD developed a new low-cost module that saves approximately 30% in assembly material costs.

Izu, M. [Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., Troy, MI (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Cast polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic module manufacturing technology improvements. Semiannual technical report, 1 January 1996--30 June 1996  

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Two specific objectives of Solarex`s program are to reduce the manufacturing cost for polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic modules to less than $1.20/watt and to increase the manufacturing capacity by a factor of three. This report highlights accomplishments during the period of January 1 through June 30, 1996. Accomplishments include: began the conversion of production casting stations to increase ingot size; operated the wire saw in a production mode with higher yields and lower costs than achieved on the ID saws; developed and qualified a new wire guide coating material that doubles the wire guide lifetime and produces significantly less scatter in wafer thickness; completed a third pilot run of the cost-effective Al paste back-surface-field (BSF) process, verifying a 5% increase in cell efficiency and demonstrating the ability to process and handle the BSF paste cells; completed environmental qualification of modules using cells produced by an all-print metallization process; optimized the design of the 15.2-cm by 15.2-cm polycrystalline silicon solar cells; demonstrated the application of a high-efficiency process in making 15.2-cm by 15.2-cm solar cells; demonstrated that cell efficiency increases with decreasing wafer thickness for the Al paste BSF cells; qualified a vendor-supplied Tedlar/ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) laminate to replace the combination of separate sheets of EVA and Tedlar backsheet; demonstrated the operation of a prototype unit to trim/lead attach/test modules; and demonstrated the operation of a wafer pull-down system for cassetting wet wafers.

Wohlgemuth, J. [Solarex Corp., Frederick, MD (United States)] [Solarex Corp., Frederick, MD (United States)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Heat generation from electronics increases with the advent of high-density integrated circuit technology. To  

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1 Abstract Heat generation from electronics increases with the advent of high-density integrated circuit technology. To come up with the heat generation, microscale cooling has been thought as a promising technology. Prediction of heat transfer rate is crucial in design of microscale cooling device

Boyer, Edmond

308

Photovoltaics: New opportunities for utilities  

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This publication presents information on photovoltaics. The following topics are discussed: Residential Photovoltaics: The New England Experience Builds Confidence in PV; Austin's 300-kW Photovoltaic Power Station: Evaluating the Breakeven Costs; Residential Photovoltaics: The Lessons Learned; Photovoltaics for Electric Utility Use; Least-Cost Planning: The Environmental Link; Photovoltaics in the Distribution System; Photovoltaic Systems for the Rural Consumer; The Issues of Utility-Intertied Photovoltaics; and Photovoltaics for Large-Scale Use: Costs Ready to Drop Again.

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1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FOR INSTALLING A PHOTOVOLTAIC  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

-PNSO-0657 -PNSO-0657 CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FOR INSTALLING A PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATION ARRAY AND ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL MOLECULAR SCIENCES LABORATORY, PACIFIC NORTHWEST SITE OFFICE, RICHLAND, WASHINGTON Proposed Action The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Pacific Northwest Site Office (PNSO) proposes to install a photovoltaic power generation array and electric car charging stations. Location of Action The proposed action would occur in a landscaped infiltration swale located immediately

310

NREL: Photovoltaics Research Home Page  

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Photo of Photovoltaic Solar Panels. Photo of Photovoltaic Solar Panels. Solar Installer Surveys DOE needs your input to reduce the "soft costs" of solar PV installations that impact your business. Complete the residential survey and commercial survey today! Photovoltaic (PV) research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on boosting solar cell conversion efficiencies, lowering the cost of solar cells, modules, and systems, and improving the reliability of PV components and systems. NREL's PV effort contributes to these goals through fundamental research, advanced materials and devices, and technology development. Our scientists are pursuing critical activities that will help to accomplish the goal of the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative-to make large-scale solar energy systems cost-competitive with

311

Advances in steam turbine technology for the power generation industry. PWR-Volume 26  

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This is a collection of the papers on advances in steam turbine technology for the power generation industry presented at the 1994 International Joint Power Generation Conference. The topics include advances in steam turbine design, application of computational fluid dynamics to turbine aerodynamic design, life extension of fossil and nuclear powered steam turbine generators, solid particle erosion control technologies, and artificial intelligence, monitoring and diagnostics.

Moore, W.G. [ed.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

312

Nanomaterials: Organic and Inorganic for Next-Generation Diesel Technologies  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

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Photovoltaic Potential and Insolation Maps (Canada) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Photovoltaic Potential and Insolation Maps (Canada) Photovoltaic Potential and Insolation Maps (Canada) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Photovoltaic Potential and Insolation Maps (Canada) Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Potentials & Scenarios Website: glfc.cfsnet.nfis.org/mapserver/pv/pvmapper.phtml?LAYERS=2700,2701,2057 Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/photovoltaic-potential-and-insolation Language: English Policies: Regulations Regulations: Net Metering & Interconnection These interactive maps give estimates of the electricity that can be generated by grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) arrays without batteries and of the mean daily global insolation for any location in Canada. Insolation data was provided by the Data Analysis and Archive Division, Meteorological

314

IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS 1 Optimal Dispatch of Residential Photovoltaic  

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IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS 1 Optimal Dispatch of Residential Photovoltaic Inverters Under of existing low- voltage distribution systems with high photovoltaic (PV) gen- eration have focused relaxation techniques. Index Terms--Distribution networks, microgrids, photovoltaic systems, inverter control

Giannakis, Georgios

315

The impact of interfaces on the performance of organic photovoltaic cells.  

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??Organic photovoltaic is an attractive technology to solve future energy supply scenarios. To further increase the potential of this technology novel absorber materials and interface… (more)

Steim, Roland

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Photovoltaics information user study  

SciTech Connect

The results of a series of telephone interviews with groups of users of information on photovoltaics (PV) are described. These results, part of a larger study on many different solar technologies, identify types of information each group needed and the best ways to get information to each group. The report is 1 of 10 discussing study results. The overall study provides baseline data about information needs in the solar community. It covers these technological areas: photovoltaics, passive solar heating and cooling, active solar heating and cooling, biomass energy, solar thermal electric power, solar industrial and agricultural process heat, wind energy, ocean energy, and advanced energy storage. An earlier study identified the information user groups in the solar community and the priority (to accelerate solar energy commercialization) of getting information to each group. In the current study only high-priority groups were examined. Results from seven PV groups respondents are analyzed in this report: DOE-Funded Researchers, Non-DOE-Funded Researchers, Researchers Working for Manufacturers, Representatives of Other Manufacturers, Representatives of Utilities, Electric Power Engineers, and Educators.

Belew, W.W.; Wood, B.L.; Marie, T.L.; Reinhardt, C.L.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Assessment of postcombustion carbon capture technologies for power generation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A significant proportion of power generation stems from coal-combustion processes and accordingly represents one of the largest point sources of CO2 emissions worldwide. Coal power plants are major assets with la...

Mikel C. Duke; Bradley Ladewig; Simon Smart…

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Comments on US LMFBR steam generator base technology  

SciTech Connect

The development of steam generators for the LMFBR was recognized from the onset by the AEC, now DOE, as a difficult, challenging, and high-priority task. The highly reactive nature of sodium with water/steam requires that the sodium-water/steam boundaries of LMFBR steam generators possess a degree of leak-tightness reliability not normally attempted on a commercial scale. In addition, the LMFBR steam generator is subjected to high fluid temperatures and severe thermal transients. These requirements place great demand on materials, fabrication processes, and inspection methods; and even greater demands on the designer to provide steam generators that can meet these demanding requirements, be fabricated without unreasonable shop requirements, and tolerate off-normal effects.

Simmons, W.R.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Gasifier-based power generation: Technology and economics  

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The paper describes a 100 kW power generation system installed at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, under a project sponsored by the Department of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Government of India. The ...

B N Baliga; S Dasappa; U Shrinivasa; H S Mukunda

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Learning About Wind Turbine Technology, Motors and Generators...  

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of different variations of motors and generators. Motors are used to convert electric energy from the grid into mechanical energy and can be found in dozens of products in every...

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321

25 Year Lifetime for Flexible Buildings Integrated Photovoltaics  

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Although preliminary proof-of-principle of the efficacy of barrier materials and processes, first developed by Battelle at PNNL and commercialized by Vitex, has been demonstrated at the laboratory scale, there are several challenges to the practical commercial implementation of these developments in the Buildings Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) market. Two important issues that are addressed in this project are identifying a low cost substrate material that can survive in the outside environment (rain, heat, dust, hail, etc.) for 25 years and developing an encapsulation method for the photovoltaic (PV) cells that can meet the required barrier performance without driving the cost of the total barrier package out of range (remaining below $3.00/Wp). Without these solutions, current encapsulation technologies will limit the use of PV for BIPV applications. Flexible, light-weight packaging that can withstand 25 years in the field is required for a totally flexible integrated PV package. The benefit of this research is to make substantial progress in the development of a cost-effective, viable thin film barrier package which will be a critical enabling technology to meet the Solar America Initiative cost and device reliability goals, and to make photovoltaics (PV) more cost-competitive with electricity generated using fossil fuels. Increased PV installations will enable increased US electrical capacity and reduce dependence on imported oil through increased utilization of a widely abundant source of renewable energy (sunlight).

Gross, Mark E.

2010-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

322

Cast polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic module manufacturing technology improvements. Annual subcontract report, January 1, 1995--December 31, 1995  

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The objective of this three-year program is to advance Solarex`s cast polycrystalline silicon manufacturing technology, reduce module production cost, increase module performance and expand Solarex`s commercial production capacities. Two specific objectives of this program are to reduce the manufacturing cost for polycrystalline silicon PV modules to less than $1.20/watt and to increase the manufacturing capacity by a factor of three.

Wohlgemuth, J. [Amoco/Enron Solar, Frederick, MD (United States)] [Amoco/Enron Solar, Frederick, MD (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Organisation and Training Needed for the Development of Endogenous Capabilities in Photovoltaics  

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Photovoltaics is now sufficiently advanced in its technology ... which can facilitate and support the dissemination of photovoltaics. The role of Governments is in policy ... from financial institutions to facili...

R. Hill; L. Guimaraes; E. Lorenzo

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Approaches to Future Generation Photovoltaics and Solar Fuels: Multiple Exciton Generation in Quantum Dots, Quantum Dot Arrays, Molecular Singlet Fission, and Quantum Dot Solar Cells  

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One potential, long-term approach to more efficient future generation solar cells is to utilize the unique properties of quantum dots (QDs) and unique molecular chromophores to control the relaxation pathways of excited states to produce enhanced conversion efficiency through efficient multiple electron-hole pair generation from single photons . We have observed efficient multiple exciton generation (MEG) in PbSe, PbS, PbTe, and Si QDs and efficient singlet fission (SF) in molecules that satisfy specific requirements for their excited state energy level structure to achieve carrier multiplication. We have studied MEG in close-packed QD arrays where the QDs are electronically coupled in the films and thus exhibit good transport while still maintaining quantization and MEG. We have developed simple, all-inorganic QD solar cells that produce large short-circuit photocurrents and power conversion efficiencies in the 3-5% range via both nanocrystalline Schottky junctions and nanocrystalline p-n junctions. These solar cells also show QYs for photocurrent that exceed 100% in the photon energy regions where MEG is possible; the photocurrent MEG QYs as a function of photon energy match those determined via time-resolved spectroscopy. We have also observed very efficient SF in thin films of molecular crystals of 1,3 diphenylisobenzofuran with quantum yields of 200% at the optimum SF threshold of 2Eg (HOMO-LUMO for S{sub 0}-S{sub 1}), reflecting the creation of two excited triplet states from the first excited singlet state. Various possible configurations for novel solar cells based on MEG in QDs and SF in molecules that could produce high conversion efficiencies will be presented, along with progress in developing such new types of solar cells. Recent analyses of the effect of MEG or SF combined with solar concentration on the conversion efficiency of solar cells will be discussed.

Nozik, A. J.; Beard, M. C.; Johnson, J. C.; Hanna, M. C.; Luther, J. M.; Midgett, A.; Semonin, O.; Michel, J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Next Generation Lighting Technologies (LBNL Summer Lecture Series)  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

For the past several years, Michael Siminovittch, a researcher in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has worked to package efficient lighting in an easy-to-use and good-looking lamp. His immensely popular "Berkeley Lamp" has redefined how America lights its offices.

Siminovittch, Micheal

2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

326

Chapter VII-2, Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics: Fundamentals and Applications, General editors T. Markvart and L. Castaner, to  

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Chapter VII-2, Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics: Fundamentals and Applications, General editors Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, NY 11973 1. INTRODUCTION Photovoltaic (PV) technologies have distinct of photovoltaic systems does not produce any noise, toxic-gas emissions, or greenhouse gases. Photovoltaic

Ohta, Shigemi

327

Graphene-based photovoltaic cells for near-field thermal energy conversion  

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Thermophotovoltaic devices are energy-conversion systems generating an electric current from the thermal photons radiated by a hot body. In far field, the efficiency of these systems is limited by the thermodynamic Schockley-Queisser limit corresponding to the case where the source is a black body. On the other hand, in near field, the heat flux which can be transferred to a photovoltaic cell can be several orders of magnitude larger because of the contribution of evanescent photons. This is particularly true when the source supports surface polaritons. Unfortunately, in the infrared where these systems operate, the mismatch between the surface-mode frequency and the semiconductor gap reduces drastically the potential of this technology. Here we show that graphene-based hybrid photovoltaic cells can significantly enhance the generated power paving the way to a promising technology for an intensive production of electricity from waste heat.

Riccardo Messina; Philippe Ben-Abdallah

2012-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

328

Levelised cost of electricity for organic photovoltaics  

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Abstract The success of organic photovoltaics (OPVs) as a future energy source is entirely dependent on the cost of the electricity produced by the modules. This study provides the first commercial scale levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) estimates for \\{OPVs\\} by integrating OPV-specific measured and calculated data into the estimates. The impacts of physical and financial variables are also investigated. The study shows that \\{OPVs\\} will become equivalently priced with current conventional solar technologies when efficiencies of 2% and lifetimes of three years are achieved. At efficiencies of 5% and lifetimes of 3–5 years the LCOE for \\{OPVs\\} will be competitive with that of current coal-based electricity generation.

Cara J. Mulligan; Chhinder Bilen; Xiaojing Zhou; Warwick J. Belcher; Paul C. Dastoor

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Metals Production Requirements for Rapid Photovoltaics Deployment  

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If global photovoltaics (PV) deployment grows rapidly, the required input materials need to be supplied at an increasing rate. In this paper, we quantify the effect of PV deployment levels on the scale of metals production. For example, we find that if cadmium telluride {copper indium gallium diselenide} PV accounts for more than 3% {10%} of electricity generation by 2030, the required growth rates for the production of indium and tellurium would exceed historically-observed production growth rates for a large set of metals. In contrast, even if crystalline silicon PV supplies all electricity in 2030, the required silicon production growth rate would fall within the historical range. More generally, this paper highlights possible constraints to the rate of scaling up metals production for some PV technologies, and outlines an approach to assessing projected metals growth requirements against an ensemble of past growth rates from across the metals production sector. The framework developed in this paper may be...

Kavlak, Goksin; Jaffe, Robert L; Trancik, Jessika E

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Effects of Metastabilities on CIGS Photovoltaic Modules  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This poster describes a SunShot Initiative solar project led by a team from Nexcis Photovoltaic Technology entitled "Effects of Metastabilities on CIGS Photovoltaic Modules." The team studied the driving force of the mechanisms which governs the different observed phases during storage, light exposition and annealing. The aim of this study is to obtain a better understanding of this phenomenon and hence a better evaluation of its impact on solar panel reliability.

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Solution-processed photovoltaics with advanced characterization and analysis  

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solar cell concepts, ranging from single-crystal silicon to thin-film technologies,solar cells. [4,5] With a highest demonstrated cell efficiency of 17.3%, CdTe- based photovoltaic technology

Duan, Hsin-Sheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Next-Generation Ultra Lean Burn Powertrain  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation given by MAHLE Powertrain, LLC at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about next-generation ultra...

333

Systematic Review and Harmonization of Life Cycle GHG Emission Estimates for Electricity Generation Technologies (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

This powerpoint presentation to be presented at the World Renewable Energy Forum on May 14, 2012, in Denver, CO, discusses systematic review and harmonization of life cycle GHG emission estimates for electricity generation technologies.

Heath, G.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Future contingencies and photovoltaic system worth  

SciTech Connect

The value of dispersed photovoltaic systems connected to the utility grid has been calculated using the General Electric Optimized Generation Planning program. The 1986 to 2001 time period was used for this study. Photovoltaic systems were dynamically integrated, up to 5% total capacity, into 9 NERC based regions under a range of future fuel and economic contingencies. Value was determined by the change in revenue requirements due to the photovoltaic additions. Displacement of high cost fuel was paramount to value, while capacity displacement was highly variable and dependent upon regional fuel mix.

Jones, G. J.; Thomas, M. G.; Bonk, G. J.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Photovoltaic low power systems and their environmental impact:Yuma, Arizona, U.S.A. case study and projections for Mexicali, Mexico  

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Abstract This article presents a proposal for the implementation of photovoltaic systems in homes located in Mexicali, Mexico. With exhibition of new insulation and different consumption characteristics. The photovoltaic low power system is proposed as a type of electrical supply that helps in reducing the environmental impact of generating energy by burning fossil fuels. A photovoltaic system installed in the city of Yuma, Arizona in the United States, which supplies the electrical needs to a building is selected as a reference for solar resource use. Energy use improvement and consumption costs are calculated, and the equivalent amounts of greenhouse gases, not generated since solar technologies were implemented are determined. Furthermore, comparisons of the solar potential between Yuma and Mexicali show that the Mexican city has a higher annual solar potential, so the applicability of this solar technology is too feasible in Mexicali.

Néstor Santillán Soto; O. Rafael García Cueto; Sara Ojeda Benítez; Alejandro Adolfo Lambert Arista

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Examination of incentive mechanisms for innovative technologies applicable to utility and nonutility power generators  

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Innovative technologies, built by either utility or nonutility power generators, have the potential to lower costs with less environmental emissions than conventional technologies. However, the public-good nature of information, along with uncertain costs, performance, and reliability, discourages rapid adoption of these technologies. The effect of regulation of electricity production may also have an adverse impact on motivation to innovate. Slower penetration of cleaner, more efficient technologies could result in greater levels of pollution, higher electricity prices, and a reduction in international competitiveness. Regulatory incentives could encourage adoption and deployment of innovative technologies of all kinds, inducting clean coal technologies. Such incentives must be designed to offset risks inherent in innovative technology and encourage cost-effective behavior. To evaluate innovative and conventional technologies equally, the incremental cost of risk (ICR) of adopting the innovative technology must be determined. Through the ICR, the magnitude of incentive required to make a utility (or nonutility) power generator equally motivated to use either conventional or innovative technologies can be derived. Two technology risks are examined: A construction risk, represented by a 15% cost overrun, and an operating risk, represented by a increased forced outage rate (decreased capacity factor). Different incentive mechanisms and measurement criteria are used to assess the effects of these risks on ratepayers and shareholders. In most cases, a regulatory incentive could offset the perceived risks while encouraging cost-effective behavior by both utility and nonutility power generators. Not only would the required incentive be recouped, but the revenue requirements would be less for the innovative technology; also, less environmental pollution would be generated. In the long term, ratepayers and society would benefit from innovative technologies.

McDermott, K.A. [Illinois Commerce Commission, Springfield, IL (United States); Bailey, K.A.; South, D.W. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Environmental Assessment and Information Sciences Div.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Photovoltaic solar concentrator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A photovoltaic solar concentrator is disclosed with one or more transverse-junction solar cells (also termed point contact solar cells) and a lens located above each solar cell to concentrate sunlight onto the solar cell to generate electricity. Piezoelectric actuators tilt or translate each lens to track the sun using a feedback-control circuit which senses the electricity generated by one or more of the solar cells. The piezoelectric actuators can be coupled through a displacement-multiplier linkage to provide an increased range of movement of each lens. Each lens in the solar concentrator can be supported on a frame (also termed a tilt plate) having three legs, with the movement of the legs being controlled by the piezoelectric actuators.

Nielson, Gregory N.; Okandan, Murat; Resnick, Paul J.; Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis

2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Major Environmental Aspects of Gasification-Based Power Generation Technologies  

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Detailed Detailed Evaluation of the Environmental Performance of Gasification-Based Power Systems DECEMBER 2002 U.S. DOE/NETL 2-1 2. DETAILED EVALUATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF GASIFICATION-BASED POWER SYTEMS 2.1 Introduction and Summary of Information Presented The single most compelling reason for utilities to consider coal gasification for electric power generation is superior environmental performance. 1 As shown in Figure 2-1, gasification has fundamental environmental advantages over direct coal combustion. Commercial-scale plants for both integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) electric power generation and chemicals applications have already successfully demonstrated these advantages. The superior environmental capabilities of coal gasification apply to all three areas of concern: air emissions, water discharges, and solid

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Major Environmental Aspects of Gasification-Based Power Generation Technologies  

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Detailed Evaluation of the Environmental Performance of Gasification-Based Power Systems Detailed Evaluation of the Environmental Performance of Gasification-Based Power Systems DECEMBER 2002 U.S. DOE/NETL 2-1 2. DETAILED EVALUATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF GASIFICATION-BASED POWER SYTEMS 2.1 Introduction and Summary of Information Presented The single most compelling reason for utilities to consider coal gasification for electric power generation is superior environmental performance. 1 As shown in Figure 2-1, gasification has fundamental environmental advantages over direct coal combustion. Commercial-scale plants for both integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) electric power generation and chemicals applications have already successfully demonstrated these advantages. The superior environmental capabilities of coal gasification apply to all three areas of concern: air emissions,

340

Nanocrystal Photovoltaics: The Case of Cu2S-CdS  

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in a low-cost solution-processed photovoltaic device. Thecost and conversion efficiency in favorable directions. The photovoltaiccost. This work provides a proof-of-concept for a next-generation photovoltaic

Rivest, Jessica Louis Baker

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Sandia National Laboratories: photovoltaic  

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On September 17, 2012, in MEPV Wins 2012 R&D100 Award On June 20, 2012, in Energy, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar Sandia's microsystems enabled photovoltaics, also...

342

Status of Solar Photovoltaics  

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Before our discussions on the technical aspects of solar photovoltaics, we will first review the status of solar photovoltaics. This chapter begins with a review on ... known barrier to large-scale deployment of ...

Meng Tao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Novel Thermal Storage Technologies for Concentrating Solar Power Generation  

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The technologies that are to be developed in this work will enable storage of thermal energy in 100 MWe solar energy plants for 6-24 hours at temperatures around 300oC and 850oC using encapsulated phase change materials (EPCM). Several encapsulated phase change materials have been identified, fabricated and proven with calorimetry. Two of these materials have been tested in an airflow experiment. A cost analysis for these thermal energy storage systems has also been conducted that met the targets established at the initiation of the project.

Neti, Sudhakar; Oztekin, Alparslan; Chen, John; Tuzla, Kemal; Misiolek, Wojciech

2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/OCGen turbine generator unit TGU | Open Energy Information  

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OCGen turbine generator unit TGU OCGen turbine generator unit TGU < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage OCGen turbine generator unit TGU.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Ocean Renewable Power Company Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/Cook Inlet Tidal Energy *MHK Projects/East Foreland Tidal Energy *MHK Projects/Lubec Narrows Tidal *MHK Projects/Nenana Rivgen *MHK Projects/Treat Island Tidal *MHK Projects/Western Passage OCGen Technology Resource Click here Current/Tidal Technology Type Click here Cross Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 4: Proof of Concept Technology Description he OCGen turbine-generator unit (TGU) is unidirectional regardless of current flow direction. Two cross flow turbines drive a permanent magnet generator on a single shaft. OCGen modules contain the ballast/buoyancy tanks and power electronics/control system allowing for easier installation. The OCGen TGU can be stacked either horizontally or vertically to form arrays.

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An analysis of the current costs and future prospects of solar photovoltaic electricity.  

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??The solar photovoltaic industry has many barriers to overcome before it can become a technically and economically competitive generation source including (1) lowering true generation… (more)

Wong, Alexander Tung-Qiang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bulk Electricity Generating Technologies This appendix describes the technical characteristics and cost and performance  

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and technologies expected to be available to meet bulk power generation needs during the period of the power plan PRICES The price forecasts for coal, fuel oil and natural gas are described in Appendix B. COAL-FIRED STEAM-ELECTRIC PLANTS Coal-fired steam-electric power plants are a mature technology, in use for over

347

Extended use of photovoltaic solar panels  

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The use of photovoltaic solar panels (and related generation of electric power) can be extended to a 24 hours per day under any environmental condition by equipping them with an artificial source of light with emitting wavelengths matched to the photovoltaic solar panels to be turned on in the absence of sunlight. This source of light can be obtained by heating a mantle to an incandescent temperature via the efficient low polluting combustion of Natural Gas Butane Propane or other gaseous Hydrocarbon fuel.

Guido E. Guazzoni; M. Frank Rose

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Application of membrane technology to power generation waters  

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Three membrane technlogies (reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, and electrodialysis) for wastewater treatment and reuse at electric generating power plants were examined. Recirculating condenser water, ash sluice water, coal pile drainage, boiler blowdown and makeup treatment wastes, chemical cleaning wastes, wet SO/sub 2/ scrubber wastes, and miscellaneous wastes were studied. In addition, membrane separation of toxic substances in wastewater was also addressed. Waste characteristics, applicable regulations, feasible membrane processes, and cost information were analyzed for each waste stream. A users' guide to reverse osmosis was developed and is provided in an appendix.

Tang, T.L.D.; Chu, T.J.; Boroughs, R.D.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Lessons from Deploying NLG Technology for Marine Weather Forecast Text Generation  

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model along with other sources of weather data such as satellite pictures and their own forecastingLessons from Deploying NLG Technology for Marine Weather Forecast Text Generation Somayajulu G Language Generation (NLG) system that produces textual weather forecasts for offshore oilrigs from

Sripada, Yaji

350

NREL Center for Photovoltaics  

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Solar cells, also called photovoltaics (PV) by solar cell scientists, convert sunlight directly into electricity. Solar cells are often used to power calculators and watches. The performance of a solar cell is measured in terms of its efficiency at turning sunlight into electricity. Only sunlight of certain energies will work efficiently to create electricity, and much of it is reflected or absorbed by the material that make up the cell. Because of this, a typical commercial solar cell has an efficiency of 15%?about one-sixth of the sunlight striking the cell generates electricity. Low efficiencies mean that larger arrays are needed, and that means higher cost. Improving solar cell efficiencies while holding down the cost per cell is an important goal of the PV industry, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories, and they have made significant progress. The first solar cells, built in the 1950s, had efficiencies of less than 4%. For a text version of this video visit http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_photovoltaics_video_text.html

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2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

351

Photovoltaic waste assessment in Italy  

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Abstract At present, photovoltaics is, after hydro and wind power, the third most important renewable energy source in terms of its capacity to be globally installed; furthermore, for two years in a row, it was the number one new source of electricity generation installed in the European Union. Italy became the second country in the European Union concerning the cumulative installed power of PV (in 2013, the Italian PV cumulative power reached over 17,620 MW), which was also the result of the very attractive support policy. In connection with this development, the issue has emerged about the treatment and disposal of photovoltaic waste when the operative time (approximately twenty-thirty years) of the photovoltaic systems ended. The European Union, to address this environmental impact, passed the Directive 2012/19/EU to increase the amount of waste of electrical and electronic equipment in the form of photovoltaic panels that have been appropriately collected and treated to reduce the volume that become disposed. This paper aims to provide an assessment of the potential waste arising in Italy from the use and end-of-life phases of these renewable energy systems in the coming years and their disposal and/or recycling. Based on the lifetime of 25 years of photovoltaic panels, the estimate has been referred to two periods of waste generation (2012–2038 and 2039–2050). The importance of managing this flow of waste to enhance the correct disposal of the hazardous substances as well as the importance of the recovery and recycling of valuable resources has also been underlined.

Annarita Paiano

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Building Integrated Photovoltaics: New trends and Challenges'  

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2015 with an about more than 10% growth Solar Cell Glass Market #12;PV Technologies 2000 20302010 2020 for photovoltaics solar energy technology Edition September 2011, by EUPV platform #12;The built environment terrestrial solar PV market. #12;The solar cell glass market showed 6.8% degrowth in 2012 over last year

Painter, Kevin

353

New generation enrichment monitoring technology for gas centrifuge enrichment plants  

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The continuous enrichment monitor, developed and fielded in the 1990s by the International Atomic Energy Agency, provided a go-no-go capability to distinguish between UF{sub 6} containing low enriched (approximately 4% {sup 235}U) and highly enriched (above 20% {sup 235}U) uranium. This instrument used the 22-keV line from a {sup 109}Cd source as a transmission source to achieve a high sensitivity to the UF{sub 6} gas absorption. The 1.27-yr half-life required that the source be periodically replaced and the instrument recalibrated. The instrument's functionality and accuracy were limited by the fact that measured gas density and gas pressure were treated as confidential facility information. The modern safeguarding of a gas centrifuge enrichment plant producing low-enriched UF{sub 6} product aims toward a more quantitative flow and enrichment monitoring concept that sets new standards for accuracy stability, and confidence. An instrument must be accurate enough to detect the diversion of a significant quantity of material, have virtually zero false alarms, and protect the operator's proprietary process information. We discuss a new concept for advanced gas enrichment assay measurement technology. This design concept eliminates the need for the periodic replacement of a radioactive source as well as the need for maintenance by experts. Some initial experimental results will be presented.

Ianakiev, Kiril D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Alexandrov, Boian, S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Boyer, Brian, D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hill, Thomas, R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Macarthur, Duncan, W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Marks, Thomas [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Moss, Calvin, E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sheppard, Gregory, A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swinhoe, Martyn, T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/The Ocean Hydro Electricity Generator Plant | Open Energy  

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MHK Technologies/The Ocean Hydro Electricity Generator Plant MHK Technologies/The Ocean Hydro Electricity Generator Plant < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage The Ocean Hydro Electricity Generator Plant.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Free Flow 69 Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description The O H E G plant is a revolutionary concept using tidal energy designed by FreeFlow 69 The plant uses tidal energy to create electricity 24 hours a day making this a unique project 24 hour power is produced by using both the kinetic energy in tidal flow and the potential energy created by tidal height changes The O H E G plant is completely independent of the wind farm however it does make an ideal foundation for offshore wind turbines combining both tidal energy and wind energy The O H E G plant is not detrimental to the surrounding environment or ecosystem and due to its offshore location it will not be visually offensive

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Application of the integrated gasification combined cycle technology and BGL gasification design for power generation  

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Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) technology promises to be the power generation technology of choice in the late 1990s and beyond. Based on the principle that almost any fuel can be burned more cleanly and efficiently if first turned into a gas, an IGCC plant extracts more electricity from a ton of coal by burning it as a gas in a turbine rather than as a solid in a boiler. Accordingly, coal gasification is the process of converting coal to a clean-burning synthetic gas. IGCC technology is the integration of the coal-gasification plant with a conventional combined-cycle plant to produce electricity. The benefits of this technology merger are many and result in a highly efficient and environmentally superior energy production facility. The lGCC technology holds significant implications for Asia-Pacific countries and for other parts of the world. High-growth regions require additional baseload capacity. Current low prices for natural gas and minimal emissions that result from its use for power generation favor its selection as the fuel source for new power generation capacity. However, fluctuations in fuel price and fuel availability are undermining the industry`s confidence in planning future capacity based upon gas-fueled generation. With the world`s vast coal reserves, there is a continuing effort to provide coal-fueled power generation technologies that use coal cleanly and efficiently. The lGCC technology accomplishes this objective. This chapter provides a summary of the status of lGCC technology and lGCC projects known to date. It also will present a technical overview of the British Gas/Lurgi (BGL) technology, one of the leading and most promising coal gasifier designs.

Edmonds, R.F. Jr.; Hulkowich, G.J.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

356

US Photovoltaic Patents, 1988--1990  

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This document contains US patents on terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) power applications, including systems, components, and materials, as well as manufacturing and support functions. The patent entries in this document were issued from 1988 through 1990. The entries were located by searching USPA, the data base of the US Patent Office. The final search retrieved all patents under the class ``Batteries, Thermoelectric and Photoelectric`` and the subclasses ``Photoelectric,`` ``Testing,`` and ``Applications.`` The search also located patents that contained the words ``photovoltaic(s)`` or ``solar cell(s)`` and their derivatives. A manual search of the patents in the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) patent file augmented the data base search. After the initial list was compiled, most of the patents on the following subjects were excluded: space photovoltaic technology, use of the photovoltaic effect for detectors and subjects only peripherally concerned with photovoltaics. Some patents on these three subjects were included when it appeared that those inventions might be of use in terrestrial PV power technologies.

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1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

US Photovoltaic Patents, 1988--1990  

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This document contains US patents on terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) power applications, including systems, components, and materials, as well as manufacturing and support functions. The patent entries in this document were issued from 1988 through 1990. The entries were located by searching USPA, the data base of the US Patent Office. The final search retrieved all patents under the class Batteries, Thermoelectric and Photoelectric'' and the subclasses Photoelectric,'' Testing,'' and Applications.'' The search also located patents that contained the words photovoltaic(s)'' or solar cell(s)'' and their derivatives. A manual search of the patents in the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) patent file augmented the data base search. After the initial list was compiled, most of the patents on the following subjects were excluded: space photovoltaic technology, use of the photovoltaic effect for detectors and subjects only peripherally concerned with photovoltaics. Some patents on these three subjects were included when it appeared that those inventions might be of use in terrestrial PV power technologies.

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1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaics Value Analysis | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Photovoltaics Value Analysis Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Photovoltaics Value Analysis Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Environmental Website: www.nrel.gov/analysis/pdfs/42303.pdf Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/photovoltaics-value-analysis Policies: Financial Incentives This study addresses photovoltaics (PV) distributed systems technology development; advanced distribution systems integration; system-level tests and demonstrations; technical and market analysis; resource assessment; and codes, standards, and regulatory implementation. The study defines a set of PV benefits and costs, such as greenhouse gas abatement or reliability, and then examines a series of case studies to ascertain whether the benefits of

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Importance of the Donor:Fullerene Intermolecular Arrangement for High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaics  

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Photovoltaics Kenneth R. Graham,, Clement Cabanetos, Justin P. Jahnke,§ Matthew N. Idso,§ Abdulrahman El Labban *S Supporting Information ABSTRACT: The performance of organic photovoltaic (OPV) material systems the performance of OPV material systems. INTRODUCTION Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) are a promising PV technology

McGehee, Michael

360

Staff Draft Report. Comparative Cost of California Central Station Electricity Generation Technologies.  

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This Energy Commission staff draft report presents preliminary levelized cost estimates for several generic central-station electricity generation technologies. California has traditionally adopted energy policies that balance the goals of supporting economic development, improving environmental quality and promoting resource diversity. In order to be effective, such policies must be based on comprehensive and timely gathering of information. With this goal in mind, the purpose of the report is to provide comparative levelized cost estimates for a set of renewable (e.g., solar) and nonrenewable (e.g., natural gas-fired) central-station electricity generation resources, based on each technology's operation and capital cost. Decision-makers and others can use this information to compare the generic cost to build specific technology. These costs are not site specific. If a developer builds a specific power plant at a specific location, the cost of siting that plant at that specific location must be considered. The Energy Commission staff also identifies the type of fuel used by each technology and a description of the manner in which the technology operates in the generation system. The target audiences of this report are both policy-makers and anyone wishing to understand some of the fundamental attributes that are generally considered when evaluating the cost of building and operating different electricity generation technology resources. These costs do not reflect the total cost to consumers of adding these technologies to a resources portfolio. These technology characterizations do not capture all of the system, environmental or other relevant attributes that would typically be needed by a portfolio manager to conduct a comprehensive ''comparative value analysis''. A portfolio analysis will vary depending on the particular criteria and measurement goals of each study. For example, some form of firm capacity is typically needed with wind generation to support system reliability. [DJE-2005

Badr, Magdy; Benjamin, Richard

2003-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Historical development of concentrating solar power technologies to generate clean electricity efficiently – A review  

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Abstract The conventional ways for generating electricity around the world face two main problems, which are gradual increase in the earth?s average surface temperature (global warming) and depleting fossil fuel reserves. So switching to renewable energy technologies is an urgent need. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies are one of renewable technologies that are able to solve the present and future electricity problems. In this paper the historical evolution for the cornerstone plants of CSP technologies to generate clean electricity was reviewed and the current projects worldwide of CSP technologies were presented to show that the CSP technologies are technically and commercially proven and have the possibility for hybridization with fossil fuel or integration with storage systems to sustain continuous operation similar to conventional plants. Among all solar thermal technologies parabolic trough is the most technically and commercially proven. It also has the possibility for hybridization since it is proven by operating in several commercial projects for more than 28 years. It has a high maturity level and able to provide the required operating heat energy either as a stand-alone or in hybrid systems at the lowest cost and lower economic risks. For this reason, this technology is dominant in the operational and under-construction projects. However, currently there is a trend toward employing the other CSP technologies in the future projects as a result of the improvement in their performance. The use of PTC technology in the operational CSP projects is 95.7% and has decreased to 73.4% for the under-construction projects. Meanwhile, the uses of Fresnel collector (LFC), Tower power (TSP) and Stirling dish (SDC) technologies in the operational projects are 2.07%, 2.24%, and 0% respectively and have increased to 5.74%, 20.82% and 0.052% respectively for the under-construction projects. For the development projects, the use of TSP technology has reached to 71.43%, compared to 28.57% for PTC.

Dhyia Aidroos Baharoon; Hasimah Abdul Rahman; Wan Zaidi Wan Omar; Saeed Obaid Fadhl

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

New technology for purging the steam generators of nuclear power plants  

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A technology for removal of undissolved impurities from a horizontal steam generator using purge water is developed on the basis of a theoretical analysis. A purge with a maximal flow rate is drawn off from the zone with the highest accumulation of sludge in the lower part of the steam generator after the main circulation pump of the corresponding loop is shut off and the temperatures of the heat transfer medium at the inlet and outlet of the steam generator have equilibrated. An improved purge configuration is used for this technology; it employs shutoff and regulator valves, periodic purge lines separated by a cutoff fixture, and a D{sub y} 100 drain union as a connector for the periodic purge. Field tests show that the efficiency of this technology for sludge removal by purge water is several times that for the standard method.

Budko, I. O.; Kutdjusov, Yu. F.; Gorburov, V. I. [Scientific-Research Center for Energy Technology 'NICE Centrenergo' (Russian Federation); Rjasnyj, S. I. [JSC 'The All-Rissia Nuklear Power Engineering Research and Development Institute' (VNIIAM) (Russian Federation)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

363

NREL: Photovoltaics Research - High-Performance Photovoltaics  

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High-Performance Photovoltaics In an ideal multijunction cell, the top layer produces most of the total power, so the top layer should be of the highest quality. However, in...

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Technology status and project development risks of advanced coal power generation technologies in APEC developing economies  

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The report reviews the current status of IGCC and supercritical/ultrasupercritical pulverized-coal power plants and summarizes risks associated with project development, construction and operation. The report includes an economic analysis using three case studies of Chinese projects; a supercritical PC, an ultrasupercritical PC, and an IGCC plant. The analysis discusses barriers to clean coal technologies and ways to encourage their adoption for new power plants. 25 figs., 25 tabs.

Lusica, N.; Xie, T.; Lu, T.

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

365

Practical Issues when Selecting PV Technologies (Presentation)  

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Presentation highlighting practical considerations for photovoltaic technologies and strategies for future reductions in cost and increases in efficiency.

Kurtz, S.

2010-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

366

Insuring Electric Power for Critical Services After Disasters with Building-Sited Electric Generating Technologies  

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of traditional emergency generator applications, these technologies are integrated in building energy systems to provide some portion of a facility’s electricity and thermal energy needs including space heating and air conditioning. In the event of a power.... These CHP systems provide electricity and utilize waste heat from the generation process in existing building thermal applications such as space heating, domestic water heating. Thermal energy can also be used in an absorption refrigeration cycle...

Jackson, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Coal-fired power generation: Proven technologies and pollution control systems  

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During the last two decades, significant advances have been made in the reduction of emissions from coal-fired power generating plants. New technologies include better understanding of the fundamentals of the formation and destruction of criteria pollutants in combustion processes (low nitrogen oxides burners) and improved methods for separating criteria pollutants from stack gases (FGD technology), as well as efficiency improvements in power plants (clean coal technologies). Future demand for more environmentally benign electric power, however, will lead to even more stringent controls of pollutants (sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.

Balat, M. [University of Mah, Trabzon (Turkey)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Photovoltaic solar concentrator module  

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This invention consists of a planar photovoltaic concentrator module for producing an electrical signal from incident solar radiation which includes an electrically insulating housing having a front wall, an opposing back wall and a hollow interior. A solar cell having electrical terminals is positioned within the interior of the housing. A planar conductor is connected with a terminal of the solar cell of the same polarity. A lens forming the front wall of the housing is operable to direct solar radiation incident to the lens into the interior of the housing. A refractive optical element in contact with the solar cell and facing the lens receives the solar radiation directed into the interior of the housing by the lens and directs the solar radiation to the solar cell to cause the solar cell to generate an electrical signal. An electrically conductive planar member is positioned in the housing to rest on the housing back wall in supporting relation with the solar cell terminal of opposite polarity. The planar member is operable to dissipate heat radiated by the solar cell as the solar cell generates an electrical signal and further forms a solar cell conductor connected with the solar cell terminal to permit the electrical signal generated by the solar cell to be measured between the planar member and the conductor.

Chiang, C.J.

1991-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

369

Models used to assess the performance of photovoltaic systems.  

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This report documents the various photovoltaic (PV) performance models and software developed and utilized by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in support of the Photovoltaics and Grid Integration Department. In addition to PV performance models, hybrid system and battery storage models are discussed. A hybrid system using other distributed sources and energy storage can help reduce the variability inherent in PV generation, and due to the complexity of combining multiple generation sources and system loads, these models are invaluable for system design and optimization. Energy storage plays an important role in reducing PV intermittency and battery storage models are used to understand the best configurations and technologies to store PV generated electricity. Other researcher's models used by SNL are discussed including some widely known models that incorporate algorithms developed at SNL. There are other models included in the discussion that are not used by or were not adopted from SNL research but may provide some benefit to researchers working on PV array performance, hybrid system models and energy storage. The paper is organized into three sections to describe the different software models as applied to photovoltaic performance, hybrid systems, and battery storage. For each model, there is a description which includes where to find the model, whether it is currently maintained and any references that may be available. Modeling improvements underway at SNL include quantifying the uncertainty of individual system components, the overall uncertainty in modeled vs. measured results and modeling large PV systems. SNL is also conducting research into the overall reliability of PV systems.

Stein, Joshua S.; Klise, Geoffrey T.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Potential Impact of ZT = 4 Thermoelectric Materials on Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Technologies  

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Photovoltaic and solar-thermal are two conversion technologies receiving a great deal of attention. ... Solar-thermal conversion uses the full solar spectrum and generates electricity by conventional electromagnetic induction methods. ... Resource and environmental impact considerations will play an increasingly important role in reaching decisions concerning the practicality of thermoelectric power generation systems. ...

Ming Xie; Dieter M. Gruen

2010-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

371

U.S. Photovoltaic Industry Roadmap | Open Energy Information  

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U.S. Photovoltaic Industry Roadmap U.S. Photovoltaic Industry Roadmap Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: U.S. Photovoltaic Industry Roadmap Agency/Company /Organization: United States Photovoltaics Industry Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Solar Topics: Implementation, Market analysis, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.nrel.gov/docs/gen/fy03/30150.pdf References: U.S. Photovoltaic Industry Roadmap[1] Overview "To meet this challenge, we - the U.S.-based PV industry - have developed this roadmap as a guide for building our domestic industry, ensuring U.S. technology ownership, and implementing a sound commercialization strategy that will yield significant benefits at minimal cost. Putting the roadmap into action will call for reasonable and

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Crystalline Silicon and Thin Film Photovoltaic  

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Crystalline Silicon and Thin Film Photovoltaic Results - Life Cycle Crystalline Silicon and Thin Film Photovoltaic Results - Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Solar Photovoltaics (Fact Sheet) Cover of the Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Solar Photovoltaics factsheet Download the Fact Sheet Over the last 30 years, hundreds of life cycle assessments (LCAs) have been conducted and published for a variety of residential and utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems with wide-ranging results. The inconsistencies in these results can be attributed to the technologies evaluated-such as differing system designs, real-world versus conceptual systems, or technology improvements over time-and life cycle assessment methods and assumptions. To better understand greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from commercial

373

Photovoltaic effects in  

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The theory and quantitative analysis of photovoltaic effects in an inhomogeneous semiconductor with a position-dependent energy gap in the presence of a temperature gradient are presented. Transport equations based on the thermodynamics of irreversible processes are used to develop the theory. The transformation of the initial equations and suitable assumption led to a formula revealing and arranging all photovoltaic effects occurring in a semiconductor. Four effects: the bulk photovoltaic Tauc effect; the mobility position-dependence photovoltaic effect; the thermophotovoltaic effect; and the classical Seebeck thermoelectric effect are revealed. Quantitative relations between particular effects and factors determining their significance are shown by means of numerical analysis and suitable diagrams.

T Piotrowski; S Sikorski

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaics Business Models  

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This report summarizes work to better understand the structure of future photovoltaics business models and the research, development, and demonstration required to support their deployment.

Frantzis, L.; Graham, S.; Katofsky, R.; Sawyer, H.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: Photovoltaic  

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Photovoltaic Regional Test Center (RTC). The RTC will enable research on integrating solar panels into the statewide smart grid and help reduce the cost of solar power. The...

376

Sandia National Laboratories: Photovoltaics  

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outfitted with photovoltaic (PV) installations are a real challenge for the nation's real estate industry, but a new tool developed by Sandia National Laboratories and Solar Power...

377

Sandia National Laboratories: Photovoltaic  

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Event On December 4, 2014, in Energy, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar During the TEDxABQ event, Sandia's Vipin Gupta (in the Material, Devices,...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Photovoltaic  

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July 31, 2014, in DETL, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Surety, Facilities, Grid Integration, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable...

379

Solar Photovoltaic Electricity  

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Most solar photovoltaic systems use 12 V deep cycle ... voltage, or combined in parallel for greater capacity without changing the voltage. The batteries used...

Ramchandra Pode; Boucar Diouf

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Sandia National Laboratories: photovoltaic  

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Instruments: Solar Glitter On March 21, 2013, in Capabilities, Energy, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar, SunShot Sandia scientists...

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Sandia National Laboratories: photovoltaic  

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DOE SunShot Program On November 27, 2013, in Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, Systems Analysis, Systems Engineering On October...

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Sandia National Laboratories: photovoltaic  

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Power Systems On February 6, 2012, in Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar Consistent appraisals of homes and businesses...

383

Optical Waveguide Enhanced Photovoltaics  

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Enhanced light to electric power conversion efficiency of photovoltaic cells ?with a low absorbance was achieved using waveguide integration. We ?present a proof of concept using a...

Rühle, Sven; Greenwald, Shlomit; Koren, Elad; Zaban, Arie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - News  

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For archived editions of the NCPV Hotline. See also PV events. Printable Version Photovoltaics Research Home Silicon Polycrystalline Thin Films Multijunctions New Materials,...

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Webmaster  

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reply. Your name: Your email address: Your message: Send Message Printable Version Photovoltaics Research Home Silicon Polycrystalline Thin Films Multijunctions New Materials,...

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2.627 / 2.626 Fundamentals of Photovoltaics, Fall 2011  

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In this course, students learn about the fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection. Lectures cover commercial and emerging photovoltaic technologies and cross-cutting ...

Buonassisi, Tonio

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Project Profile: Plug-and-Play Solar Photovoltaics for American Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Fraunhofer USA, Inc., Center for Sustainable Energy Systems and its partners, under the Plug-and-Play Photovoltaics FOA, are developing technologies, components, systems, and standards that enable...

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The Social Acceptance of School-based Solar Photovoltaic Projects: An Ontario, Canada Case Study.  

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??The installation of solar photovoltaic (solar PV) technology on elementary and secondary schools has been undertaken around the world in an attempt to tie together… (more)

Beckstead, Claire Louise

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced technology solar Sample Search...  

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physics. Wafer silicon photovoltaic technology. Survey... Photovoltaics: Advanced Solar Energy Conversion, by M. A. Green (Springer, 2006) Solar Electricity, by T... Spring 2012...

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Appendix S1. Definitions of Acronyms 3rdG: 3rd Generation Technologies  

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Appendix S1. Definitions of Acronyms 3rdG: 3rd Generation Technologies CCS: Carbon Capture and Storage CDF: Cumulative Distribution Function ChemL: Chemical Looping DICE: Dynamic Integrated Model-combustion Carbon Capture PreC: Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture #12;Appendix S2. Definitions of Variables

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Laboratory Glass Columns "Next Generation" technology for high-performance preparative chromatography  

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SNAP ® Laboratory Glass Columns "Next Generation" technology for high-performance preparative lesiones graves o la muerte! WARNING Glass SNAP® columns are intended for use in a liquid environment disassembly or cleaning for scratches, chips or defects, particularly on the glass surfaces. DO NOT use column

Lebendiker, Mario

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ARE660 Wind Generator: Low Wind Speed Technology for Small Turbine Development  

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This project is for the design of a wind turbine that can generate most or all of the net energy required for homes and small businesses in moderately windy areas. The purpose is to expand the current market for residential wind generators by providing cost effective power in a lower wind regime than current technology has made available, as well as reduce noise and improve reliability and safety. Robert W. Preus’ experience designing and/or maintaining residential wind generators of many configurations helped identify the need for an improved experience of safety for the consumer. Current small wind products have unreliable or no method of stopping the wind generator in fault or high wind conditions. Consumers and their neighbors do not want to hear their wind generators. In addition, with current technology, only sites with unusually high wind speeds provide payback times that are acceptable for the on-grid user. Abundant Renewable Energy’s (ARE) basic original concept for the ARE660 was a combination of a stall controlled variable speed small wind generator and automatic fail safe furling for shutdown. The stall control for a small wind generator is not novel, but has not been developed for a variable speed application with a permanent magnet alternator (PMA). The fail safe furling approach for shutdown has not been used to our knowledge.

Robert W. Preus; DOE Project Officer - Keith Bennett

2008-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A next generation emerging technologies roadmap for enabling collective computational intelligence in disaster management  

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Much work is underway within the broad next generation emerging technologies community on issues associated with the development of services to foster synergies and collaboration via the integration of distributed and heterogeneous resources, systems and technologies. In previous works, we have discussed how these could help coin and prompt future direction of their fit-to-purpose use in various real-world scenarios including but not limited to disaster management, healthcare, vehicular networking and knowledge cities. In this exploratory paper, we brief and then build upon our previous works and specifically, we present a roadmap highlighting the possible use of next generation emerging technologies for enabling collective computational intelligence in managing disaster situations. A relevant scenario is used to illustrate the model architecture, as well as to detail the proposed roadmap.

Nik Bessis; Eleana Asimakopoulou; Fatos Xhafa

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How do firms promote stability in an evolving technological system? : The case of second generation biofuels in Norway.  

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??This thesis aims to increase the understanding of the formative phase of an evolving technological innovation system (TIS) related to second generation (2G) biofuels in… (more)

Blomberg, Line Elisabeth

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nova Publishers Smart Grid: Technologies, Applications and Management Systems  

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Nova Publishers Smart Grid: Technologies, Applications and Management Systems Accurate Component residential photovoltaic (PV) power generation and energy storage systems into the Smart Grid is an effective for peak shaving on their power demand profile from the Smart Grid, and thereby, minimize their electricity

Pedram, Massoud

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Low Cost High Concentration PV Systems for Utility Power Generation Amonix,  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Amonix, Inc. Amonix, Inc. Low Cost High Concentration PV Systems for Utility Power Generation Amonix, Inc. A series of brief fact sheet on various topics including:Low Cost High Concentration PV Systems for Utility Power Generation,High Efficiency Concentrating Photovoltaic Power System,Reaching Grid Parity Using BP Solar Crystalline Silicon Technology, Fully Integrated Building Science Solutions for Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic Energy Generation,A Value Chain Partnership to Accelerate U.S. Photovoltaic Industry Growth,AC Module PV System,Flexible Organic Polymer-Based PV For Building Integrated Commercial Applications,Flexable Integrated PV System,Delivering Grid-Parity Solar Electricity On Flat Commercial Rooftops,Fully Automated Systems Technology, Concentrating Solar Panels: Bringing the Highest Power and Lowest Cost to

397

Photovoltaics industry profile  

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A description of the status of the US photovoltaics industry is given. Principal end-user industries are identified, domestic and foreign market trends are discussed, and industry-organized and US government-organized trade promotion events are listed. Trade associations and trade journals are listed, and a photovoltaic product manufacturers list is included. (WHK)

None

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Photovoltaic Energy Ratings Methods  

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Photovoltaic Energy Ratings Methods Validation Photovoltaic Energy Ratings Methods Validation The Photovoltaic (PV) Engineering group at NREL validates energy ratings methods by standards committees to establish an energy rating methodology. We are evaluating techniques to account for the impact on PV performance from variations in the spectral distribution of solar radiation. Two types of methods were evaluated for correcting the short-circuit current of PV modules for variations in the solar spectrum under clear skies: (1) empirical relationships based on air mass, and (2) use of spectral irradiance models and PV module spectral response data. Methods of the first type were the Sandia National Laboratories absolute air-mass function, or f(AMa), and the CREST air-mass function, or f(AM). The second

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Tradeoffs between revenue enhancements and emissions reductions with energy storage-coupled photovoltaics .  

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??Energy storage has the potential to dramatically change the operation of photovoltaics by allowing for a delay between generation and use. This flexibility has the… (more)

Heidel, Timothy David

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Planning of grid integrated distributed generators: A review of technology, objectives and techniques  

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Abstract The world is witnessing a transition from its present centralized generation paradigm to a future with increased share of distributed generation (DG). Integration of renewable energy sources (RES) based distributed generators is seen as a solution to decrease reliance on depleting fossil fuel reserves, increase energy security and provide an environment friendly solution to growing power demand. The planning of power system incorporating \\{DGs\\} has to take into account various factors such as nature of DG technology, impact of DG on operating characteristics of power system and economic considerations. This paper put forwards a comprehensive review on planning of grid integrated distributed generators. An overview of different DG technologies has been presented. Different issues associated with DG integration have been discussed. The planning objectives of DG integration have been surveyed in detail and have been critically reviewed with respect to conventional and RES based DG technologies. Different techniques used for optimal placement of \\{DGs\\} have also been investigated and compared. The extensive literature survey revealed that researchers have mostly focussed on DG integration planning using conventional DGs. RES based \\{DGs\\} have not been given due consideration. While integrating RES, their stochastic behaviour has not been appropriately accounted. Finally, visualizing the wide scope of research in the planning of grid integrated DGs; an attempt has been made to identify future research avenues.

Priyanka Paliwal; N.P. Patidar; R.K. Nema

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology on In-Situ Gas Generation to Recover Residual Oil Reserves  

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This final technical report covers the period October 1, 1995 to February 29, 2008. This chapter begins with an overview of the history of Enhanced Oil Recovery techniques and specifically, CO2 flood. Subsequent chapters conform to the manner consistent with the Activities, Tasks, and Sub-tasks of the project as originally provided in Exhibit C1 in the Project Management Plan dated September 20, 1995. These chapters summarize the objectives, status and conclusions of the major project activities performed during the project period. The report concludes by describing technology transfer activities stemming from the project and providing a reference list of all publications of original research work generated by the project team or by others regarding this project. The overall objective of this project was a final research and development in the United States a technology that was developed at the Institute for Geology and Development of Fossil Fuels in Moscow, Russia. Before the technology can be convincingly adopted by United States oil and gas producers, the laboratory research was conducted at Mew Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. The experimental studies were conducted to measure the volume and the pressure of the CO{sub 2} gas generated according to the new Russian technology. Two experimental devices were designed, built and used at New Mexico Tech facilities for these purposes. The designed setup allowed initiating and controlling the reaction between the 'gas-yielding' (GY) and 'gas-forming' (GF) agents proposed by Russian technology. The temperature was controlled, and the generated gas pressure and volume were recorded during the reaction process. Additionally, the effect of surfactant addition on the effectiveness of the process was studied. An alternative GY reactant was tested in order to increase the efficiency of the CO2 gas generation process. The slim tube and the core flood experimental studies were conducted to define the sweep efficiency of the in-situ generated CO{sub 2} gas. A set of core flood experiments were conducted to define effect of surfactant on recovery efficiency. The results demonstrated obvious advantages of the foamy system over the brine solution in order to achieve higher sweep efficiency and recovery coefficient. It is shown that a slug injection is not an efficient method for mixing GY and GF solutions and it can't generate considerable gas inside the slim-tube.

Sayavur Bakhtiyarov

2008-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

402

Scattering Properties of nanostructures : applications to photovoltaics  

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high-efficiency low- cost photovoltaic devices has been thehigh-efficiency low-cost photovoltaic devices has been theoverall per unit cost of photovoltaic modules. Module costs

Derkacs, Daniel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Sandia National Laboratories: Vermont Photovoltaic Regional Test...  

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Photovoltaic Regional Test Center Launch of Solar Testing Site in Vermont On November 27, 2013, in Energy, Facilities, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Photovoltaic...

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Scattering Properties of nanostructures : applications to photovoltaics  

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2nd World Conf. Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Vienna, p.the 12th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, p.12th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conf. , p. 1481 (

Derkacs, Daniel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

DISSERTATION DEVICE CHARACTERIZATION OF CADMIUM TELLURIDE PHOTOVOLTAICS  

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DISSERTATION DEVICE CHARACTERIZATION OF CADMIUM TELLURIDE PHOTOVOLTAICS Submitted by Russell M Reserved #12;ABSTRACT DEVICE CHARACTERIZATION OF CADMIUM TELLURIDE PHOTOVOLTAICS Thin-film photovoltaics

Sites, James R.

406

NREL: Learning - Photovoltaics for Farms and Ranches  

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Farms and Ranches Farms and Ranches Photo of cows and a photovoltaic powered water pump. Photovoltaic power can be used to pump water for livestock. The following resources will provide you with more information on the uses of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on farms and ranches, as well as guides to buying and installing a solar energy system. If you are unfamiliar with this technology, see the introduction to PV systems. General Information Energy Savers: Solar Energy Applications for Farms and Ranches Basic information about using solar energy on farms and ranches from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Own Your Power! A Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity This 16-page booklet from the U.S. Department of Energy provides information about how you can use solar energy at home.

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Category:Photovoltaic Incentives | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Category Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Category:Photovoltaic Incentives Jump to: navigation, search Category for Photovoltaic Incentives. Pages in category "Photovoltaic Incentives" The following 200 pages are in this category, out of 334 total. (previous 200) (next 200) 3 30% Business Tax Credit for Solar (Vermont) A Advanced Energy Tax Credit (Corporate) (New Mexico) Advanced Energy Tax Credit (Personal) (New Mexico) AEP Ohio - Renewable Energy Credit (REC) Purchase Program (Ohio) AEP Ohio - Renewable Energy Technology Program (Ohio) AEP SWEPCO - SMART Source Solar PV Program (Texas) AEP Texas Central Company - SMART Source Solar PV Rebate Program (Texas)

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Renewable Electricity Futures Study. Volume 2: Renewable Electricity Generation and Storage Technologies  

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Renewable Electricity Generation Renewable Electricity Generation and Storage Technologies Volume 2 of 4 Volume 2 PDF Volume 3 PDF Volume 1 PDF Volume 4 PDF NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Renewable Electricity Futures Study Edited By Hand, M.M. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Baldwin, S. U.S. Department of Energy DeMeo, E. Renewable Energy Consulting Services, Inc. Reilly, J.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mai, T. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Arent, D. Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis Porro, G. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Meshek, M. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sandor, D. National Renewable

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Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of existing literature  

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content has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text. content has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text. Download details: IP Address: 192.174.37.50 This content was downloaded on 04/11/2013 at 23:01 Please note that terms and conditions apply. Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of existing literature View the table of contents for this issue, or go to the journal homepage for more 2012 Environ. Res. Lett. 7 045802 (http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/7/4/045802) Home Search Collections Journals About Contact us My IOPscience IOP PUBLISHING ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS Environ. Res. Lett. 7 (2012) 045802 (10pp) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/045802 Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies:

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Calibration and Rating of Photovoltaics: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Rating the performance of photovoltaic (PV) modules is critical to determining the cost per watt, and efficiency is useful to assess the relative progress among PV concepts. Procedures for determining the efficiency for PV technologies from 1-sun to low concentration to high concentration are discussed. We also discuss the state of the art in primary and secondary calibration of PV reference cells used by calibration laboratories around the world. Finally, we consider challenges to rating PV technologies and areas for improvement.

Emery, K.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanophotonic design principles for ultrahigh efficiency photovoltaics Harry Atwater, Albert Polman, Emily Kosten, Dennis Callahan, Pierpaolo Spinelli, Carissa Eisler, Matthew  

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Nanophotonic design principles for ultrahigh efficiency photovoltaics Harry Atwater, Albert Polman for ultrahigh efficiency photovoltaics Harry Atwater, 1,2 Albert Polman,2,1 , Emily Kosten, Dennis Callahan1 can enable ultrahigh efficiencies previously considered to be out of reach. Photovoltaic technology

Atwater, Harry

412

NREL: Science and Technology - Science and Technology Highlights  

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Science and Technology Highlights Science and Technology Highlights NREL researchers' accomplishments in fundamental energy science contribute to a clean energy future for the nation. Take a look at recent technical highlights and learn about the key results and impacts in NREL's energy science research involving: Solar Photo of a large photovoltaic array. January 2014 Technique Reveals Critical Physics in Deep Regions of Solar Cells NREL's improved time-resolved photoluminescence method measures minority-carrier lifetime deep within photovoltaic samples to help develop more efficient solar cells. System Advisor Model Includes Analysis of Hybrid CSP Option NREL has created an analytical model to study a hybrid power option-concentrating solar power coupled with natural-gas-powered generation.

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An analysis of the photovoltaic value chain for reviewing solar energy policy in Massachusetts .  

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??We explore the photovoltaic value chain for 1st generation crystalline silicon, 2nd generation thin film and 3rd generation organic/ dye-sensitized PV in an effort to… (more)

Dean, Ryan, S. B. (Ryan G.) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An analysis of the photovoltaic value chain for reviewing solar energy policy in Massachusetts  

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We explore the photovoltaic value chain for 1st generation crystalline silicon, 2nd generation thin film and 3rd generation organic/ dye-sensitized PV in an effort to evaluate two levels of policy options intended to create ...

Dean, Ryan, S. B. (Ryan G.) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Nepal: Applications of Renewable Energy Technologies - Datasets...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

of Renewable Energy Technologies (Abstract): Wind, biomass, bio-gas, photovoltaic and small hydro renewable energy technologies in Nepal (Purpose): SWERA Documentation Data and...

416

Calibrating spectral estimation for the LISA Technology Package with multichannel synthetic noise generation  

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The scientific objectives of the LISA Technology Package experiment on board of the LISA Pathfinder mission demand accurate calibration and validation of the data analysis tools in advance of the mission launch. The level of confidence required in the mission outcomes can be reached only by intensively testing the tools on synthetically generated data. A flexible procedure allowing the generation of a cross-correlated stationary noise time series was set up. A multichannel time series with the desired cross-correlation behavior can be generated once a model for a multichannel cross-spectral matrix is provided. The core of the procedure comprises a noise coloring, multichannel filter designed via a frequency-by-frequency eigendecomposition of the model cross-spectral matrix and a subsequent fit in the Z domain. The common problem of initial transients in a filtered time series is solved with a proper initialization of the filter recursion equations. The noise generator performance was tested in a two-dimensional case study of the closed-loop LISA Technology Package dynamics along the two principal degrees of freedom.

Ferraioli, Luigi; Hueller, Mauro; Vitale, Stefano; Heinzel, Gerhard; Hewitson, Martin; Monsky, Anneke; Nofrarias, Miquel [University of Trento and INFN, via Sommarive 14, 38123 Povo (Trento) (Italy); Albert-Einstein-Institut, Max-Planck-Institut fuer, Gravitationsphysik und Universitaet Hannover, Callinstrasse 38, 30167 Hannover (Germany)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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OSEGT Eligibility Listing Procedure Updated 6/2/14 Other solar electric generating technologies (OSEGTs) are defined as all technologies other than  

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OSEGT Eligibility Listing Procedure Updated 6/2/14 Other solar of full safety certification. The eligibility process for other solar electric generating technologies suitable estimates of capacity and energy production prior to reservation of funds. #12;OSEGT

418

Photovoltaic module and interlocked stack of photovoltaic modules  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

One embodiment relates to an arrangement of photovoltaic modules configured for transportation. The arrangement includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules, each photovoltaic module including a frame. A plurality of individual male alignment features and a plurality of individual female alignment features are included on each frame. Adjacent photovoltaic modules are interlocked by multiple individual male alignment features on a first module of the adjacent photovoltaic modules fitting into and being surrounded by corresponding individual female alignment features on a second module of the adjacent photovoltaic modules. Other embodiments, features and aspects are also disclosed.

Wares, Brian S.

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

419

photovoltaics | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

photovoltaics photovoltaics Dataset Summary Description This dataset is part of a larger internal dataset at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that explores various characteristics of large solar electric (both PV and CSP) facilities around the United States. This dataset focuses on the land use characteristics for solar facilities that are either under construction or currently in operation. Source Land-Use Requirements for Solar Power Plants in the United States Date Released June 25th, 2013 (5 months ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords acres area average concentrating solar power csp Density electric hectares km2 land land requirements land use land-use mean photovoltaic photovoltaics PV solar statistics Data application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon Master Solar Land Use Spreadsheet (xlsx, 1.5 MiB)

420

Photovoltaic versus optical tweezers  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The operation of photovoltaic (PV) tweezers, using the evanescent light-induced PV fields to trap and pattern nano- and micro-meter particles on a LiNbO3 crystal surface,...

Villarroel, Javier; Burgos, Héctor; García-Cabañes, Ángel; Carrascosa, Mercedes; Blázquez-Castro, Alfonso; Agulló-López, Fernando

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Photovoltaic spatial solitons  

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We analyze self-trapping of one-dimensional optical beams in photorefractive, photovoltaic media for open- and closed-circuit realizations. We show that a passive load (resistor) in...

Segev, Mordechai; Valley, George C; Bashaw, Matthew C; Taya, Minoru; Fejer, Martin M

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Photovoltaic Research Facilities  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funds photovoltaic (PV) research and development (R&D) at its national laboratory facilities located throughout the country. To encourage further innovation,...

423

Sustainability of Large Photovoltaic Deployment: Environmental Research  

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Sustainability of Large Photovoltaic Deployment: Environmental Research Sustainability of Large Photovoltaic Deployment: Environmental ResearchEnvironmental ResearchEnvironmental Research Vasilis Fthenakis and Te from Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Manufacturing Scrap, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research

Homes, Christopher C.

424

Assessment of architectural options for surface power generation and energy storage on human Mars missions  

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of the Martian day). Given the significant policy and sustainability advantages of solar power compared-film photovoltaic arrays and energy storage technologies that is anticipated over the coming decades, solar powerAssessment of architectural options for surface power generation and energy storage on human Mars

de Weck, Olivier L.

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Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Residential Sector Deployment ...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Residential Sector Deployment Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Residential Sector Deployment This report presents the information that homeowners and...

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Considerations Associated with Reactor Technology Selection for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project  

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At the inception of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project and during predecessor activities, alternative reactor technologies have been evaluated to determine the technology that best fulfills the functional and performance requirements of the targeted energy applications and market. Unlike the case of electric power generation where the reactor performance is primarily expressed in terms of economics, the targeted energy applications involve industrial applications that have specific needs in terms of acceptable heat transport fluids and the associated thermodynamic conditions. Hence, to be of interest to these industrial energy applications, the alternative reactor technologies are weighed in terms of the reactor coolant/heat transport fluid, achievable reactor outlet temperature, and practicality of operations to achieve the very high reliability demands associated with the petrochemical, petroleum, metals and related industries. These evaluations have concluded that the high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) can uniquely provide the required ranges of energy needs for these target applications, do so with promising economics, and can be commercialized with reasonable development risk in the time frames of current industry interest – i.e., within the next 10-15 years.

L.E. Demick

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

System Advisor Model: Flat Plate Photovoltaic Performance Modeling Validation Report  

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The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a free software tool that performs detailed analysis of both system performance and system financing for a variety of renewable energy technologies. This report provides detailed validation of the SAM flat plate photovoltaic performance model by comparing SAM-modeled PV system generation data to actual measured production data for nine PV systems ranging from 75 kW to greater than 25 MW in size. The results show strong agreement between SAM predictions and field data, with annualized prediction error below 3% for all fixed tilt cases and below 8% for all one axis tracked cases. The analysis concludes that snow cover and system outages are the primary sources of disagreement, and other deviations resulting from seasonal biases in the irradiation models and one axis tracking issues are discussed in detail.

Freeman, J.; Whitmore, J.; Kaffine, L.; Blair, N.; Dobos, A. P.

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Evident Technologies | Open Energy Information  

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for Others) for this property. Partnering Center within NREL National Center for Photovoltaics Partnership Year 2008 Evident Technologies is a company located in Troy, NY....

429

High Penetration of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems into the Distribution Grid, Workshop Report, February 24-25, 2009  

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Outcomes from the EERE Solar Energy Technologies Program workshop on high penetration of photovoltaic (PV) systems into the distribution grid, Feb. 24-25, 2009, Ontario, Calif.

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2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Title: CEL Solar Photovoltaic Power Project in El Salvador Principal Investigator: Abbas Ghassemi  

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Title: CEL Solar Photovoltaic Power Project in El Salvador Principal Investigator: Abbas Ghassemi solar resource, studying different technology options, anticipating performance, and evaluating the economics of the solar power technologies. The NMSU team is evaluating the potential environmental impacts

Johnson, Eric E.

431

Photovoltaics at the Tipping Point: Taking Us From the Evolutionary to the Revolutionary  

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We examine the current situation and future technology opportunities for solar photovoltaics (PV), emphasizing the importance of both...policy and technology investments for the future markets and competitiveness...

Lawrence L. Kazmerski

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Application of CFB technology for large power generating units and CO{sub 2} capture  

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Data on the development of the circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology for combustion of fuels in large power generating units are examined. The problems with raising the steam parameters and unit power of boilers with a circulating fluidized bed are examined. With the boiler system at the 460 MW unit at Lagisza (Poland) as an example, the feasibility of raising the efficiency of units with CFB boilers through deep recovery of the heat of the effluent gases and reducing expenditure for in-house needs is demonstrated. Comparative estimates of the capital and operating costs of 225 and 330 MW units are used to determine the conditions for optimum use of CFB boilers in the engineering renovation of thermal power plants in Russia. New areas for the application of CFB technology in CO{sub 2} capture are analyzed in connection with the problem of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Ryabov, G. A., E-mail: georgy.ryabov@gmail.com; Folomeev, O. M.; Sankin, D. A.; Khaneev, K. V.; Bondarenko, I. G.; Mel'nikov, D. A. [JSC 'All-Russian Thermotechnical Institute' ('VTI') (Russian Federation)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

433

Application and development of technologies for engine-condition-based maintenance of emergency diesel generators  

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The emergency diesel generator (EDG) of a nuclear power plant has the role of supplying emergency electric power to protect the reactor core system in the event of the loss of offsite power supply. Therefore, EDGs should be subject to periodic surveillance testing to verify their ability to supply specified frequencies and voltages at design power levels within a limited time. To maintain optimal reliability of EDGs, condition monitoring/diagnosis technologies must be developed. Changing from periodic disassemble maintenance to condition-based maintenance (CBM) according to predictions of equipment condition is recommended. In this paper, the development of diagnosis technology for CBM and the application of a diesel engine condition-analysis system are described. (authors)

Choi, K. H.; Sang, G.; Choi, L. Y. S.; Lee, B. O. [Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company Central Research Institue, 70, 1312 -gil Yuseong-daero Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-343 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Operational results from the Saudi Solar Village Photovoltaic power system  

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The world's largest photovoltaic power system was carried into the operation phase a few months ago. This system was developed and fabricated in the United States and it is providing electrical energy to three remote villages in Saudi Arabia. The facility includes a 350 kW photovoltaic array, 1-MW diesel powered generator, 1100 kWH lead acid batteries, a 300 KVA inverter and a solar weather data monitoring station. The photovoltaic power system is capable of completely automatic operation. It is designed to operate in stand-alone and cogeneration modes of operation.

Huraib, F.; Al-Sani, A.; Khoshami, B.H.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Thermoelectric Power Generation as an Alternative Green Technology of Energy Harvesting  

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The vast majority of heat that is generated from computer processor chips to car engines to electric power plants, the need to use of excess heat creates a major source of inefficiency. Energy harvesters are thermoelectric materials which are solid-state energy converters used to convert waste heat into electricity. Significant improvements to the thermoelectric materials measured by figure of merit (ZT).forconverting waste-heat energy directly into electrical power, application of this alternative green technology can be made and also it will improve the overall efficiencies of energy conversion systems. In this paper, the basic concepts of thermoelectric material and its power generation is presented and recent patents of thermoelectric material are reviewed and discussed.

Ravi R. Nimbalkar; Sanket S. Kshirsagar

436

Semiconductor nanowires for photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy conversion  

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for Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversionas photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy conversionblock for solar photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy

Dasgupta, Neil

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Photovoltaics Manufacturing in Developing Countries  

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The need for energy sources in the developing countries might be partially satisfied by using photovoltaic power systems in addition to conventional means. A review of photovoltaic manufacturing in developing ...

G. Darkazalli; S. Hogan

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

A Case Study on Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce During the Implementation of a Major Technological Change  

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In the highly technical globalized business world technological change is unavoidable to stay competitive and relevant. With more employees working longer into their careers and younger generations flooding into the ...

Catterson, Bryan A.

2012-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

439

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine  

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Presentation given by Cummins Inc. at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about ATP-LD; Cummins next generation...

440

Financial valuation of investments in future power generation technologies: nuclear fusion and CCS in an emissions trading system  

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This paper outlines a model approach for the financial valuation of future power generation technologies, such as nuclear fusion or carbon capture and storage (CCS) under an emissions trading regime. Since on imp...

Heinz Eckart Klingelhöfer; Peter Kurz

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Thermionic-photovoltaic energy converter  

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A thermionic-photovoltaic energy conversion device comprises a thermionic diode mounted within a hollow tubular photovoltaic converter. The thermionic diode maintains a cesium discharge for producing excited atoms that emit line radiation in the wavelength region of 850 nm to 890 nm. The photovoltaic converter is a silicon or galium arsenide photovoltaic cell having bandgap energies in this same wavelength region for optimum cell efficiency.

Chubb, D. L.

1985-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

442

Environmental, health and safety issues related to commercializing CuInSe{sub 2}-based photovoltaics  

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Photovoltaics technology is rapidly evolving towards a new generation of low-cost thin film technologies. One of the most promising materials in this new generation is copper indium selenide (CuInSe{sub 2} or CIS). As with any new material, successful commercialization of CIS photovoltaic (PV) technology will require attention to environmental, health and safety issues, including consideration of the sources, usage, and end-of-product-life disposal and/or recycling of the constituent materials. This work focuses on three specific environmental, health and safety (EH and S) issues related to CIS PV: (1) economics are analyzed to determine their impact on materials use and re-use; (2) Federal and California State environmental disposal and waste handling regulations are analyzed to evaluate their impact on PV module manufacturing and end-of-life module handling; and (3) the logistics and economics of product recycling and waste disposal by industries with comparable EH and S issues are examined to quantify the corresponding options available for handling, disposing of and/or recycling manufacturing by-products and end-of-life modules.

Eberspacher, C. [UNISUN, Newbury Park, CA (United States); Fthenakis, V.M.; Moskowtiz, P.D. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

NREL: Photovoltaic Research - News Release Archives  

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6 6 July 16, 2006 NREL's New Science and Technology Facility Will Help to Advance New Energy Alternatives The Science and Technology Facility (S&TF) is the latest addition to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) state-of-the-art research buildings on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus. Archives Current News Printable Version Photovoltaics Research Home Silicon Polycrystalline Thin Films Multijunctions New Materials, Devices, & Processes Testing & Analysis Facilities National Center for Photovoltaics Working with Us News PV News NCPV Hotline Did you find what you needed? Yes 1 No 0 Thank you for your feedback. Would you like to take a moment to tell us how we can improve this page? Submit We value your feedback. Thanks! We've received your feedback.

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Renewable Electricity Futures Study. Volume 2: Renewable Electricity Generation and Storage Technologies  

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The Renewable Electricity Futures (RE Futures) Study investigated the challenges and impacts of achieving very high renewable electricity generation levels in the contiguous United States by 2050. The analysis focused on the sufficiency of the geographically diverse U.S. renewable resources to meet electricity demand over future decades, the hourly operational characteristics of the U.S. grid with high levels of variable wind and solar generation, and the potential implications of deploying high levels of renewables in the future. RE Futures focused on technical aspects of high penetration of renewable electricity; it did not focus on how to achieve such a future through policy or other measures. Given the inherent uncertainties involved with analyzing alternative long-term energy futures as well as the multiple pathways that might be taken to achieve higher levels of renewable electricity supply, RE Futures explored a range of scenarios to investigate and compare the impacts of renewable electricity penetration levels (30%-90%), future technology performance improvements, potential constraints to renewable electricity development, and future electricity demand growth assumptions. RE Futures was led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Augustine, C.; Bain, R.; Chapman, J.; Denholm, P.; Drury, E.; Hall, D.G.; Lantz, E.; Margolis, R.; Thresher, R.; Sandor, D.; Bishop, N.A.; Brown, S.R.; Cada, G.F.; Felker, F.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Blue energy: Current technologies for sustainable power generation from water salinity gradient  

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Abstract “Salinity energy” stored as the salinity difference between seawater and freshwater is a large-scale renewable resource that can be harvested and converted to electricity, but extracting it efficiently as a form of useful energy remains a challenge. With the development of membrane science and technology, membrane-based techniques for energy extraction from water salinity, such as pressure-retarded osmosis and reverse electro-dialysis, have seen tremendous development in recent years. Meanwhile, many other novel methods for harvesting exergy from water mixing processes, such as electrochemical capacitor and nano-fluidic energy harvesting systems, have been proposed. In this work, an overview and state-of-the-art of the current technologies for sustainable power generation from the water salinity gradient are presented. Characteristics of these technologies are analyzed and compared for this particular application. Based on these entropic energy extracting methods, the water salinity, as the “blue energy”, will be another source of renewable energy to satisfy the ever-growing energy demand of human society.

Zhijun Jia; Baoguo Wang; Shiqiang Song; Yongsheng Fan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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photovoltaic | OpenEI  

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photovoltaic photovoltaic Dataset Summary Description Global PV grid parity and market potential. Data is courtesy of Sean Ong. Source National Renewable Energy Laboratory Date Released Unknown Date Updated Unknown Keywords grid Parity Payback photovoltaic price PV Residential Data text/csv icon globalgridparity.csv (csv, 4.8 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period License License Creative Commons CCZero Comment Rate this dataset Usefulness of the metadata Average vote Your vote Usefulness of the dataset Average vote Your vote Ease of access Average vote Your vote Overall rating Average vote Your vote Comments Login or register to post comments If you rate this dataset, your published comment will include your rating.

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Chapter 2 - Photovoltaic  

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Abstract This chapter discusses solar radiation characteristics: solar constant, direct and diffuse sunlight, air mass, irradiance, insolation, peak sun hours, and the solar window. Moreover, it considers photovoltaic (PV) conversion, the photovoltaic cell, and the performance evaluation of PV cells, module, panels and arrays that include: current?voltage (I–V) characteristics, power–voltage (P–V) characteristics. The chapter also studies the effect of irradiance on a PV cell voltage and current, the equivalent circuit of a solar cell, and the connection of the PV devices (parallel and series). The chapter explores ways of optimization PV arrays: maximum power point trackers, sun trackers, batteries' use, and proper matching with loads and solar concentration. It talks about photovoltaic systems: stand-alone and interactive, PV sizing of a stand-alone PV systems, PV applications, and utility interconnection issues and requirements.

Ziyad Salameh

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Nanowires enabling strained photovoltaics  

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Photovoltaic nano-devices have largely been relying on charge separation in conventional p-n junctions. Junction formation via doping, however, imposes major challenges in process control. Here, we report on a concept for photovoltaic energy conversion at the nano scale without the need for intentional doping. Our approach relies on charge carrier separation in inhomogeneously strained germanium nanowires (Ge NWs). This concept utilizes the strain-induced gradient in bandgap along tapered NWs. Experimental data confirms the feasibility of strain-induced charge separation in individual vapor-liquid-solid grown Ge NW devices with an internal quantum efficiency of ?5%. The charge separation mechanism, though, is not inherently limited to a distinct material. Our work establishes a class of photovoltaic nano-devices with its opto-electronic properties engineered by size, shape, and applied strain.

Greil, J.; Bertagnolli, E.; Lugstein, A., E-mail: alois.lugstein@tuwien.ac.at [Institute of Solid State Electronics, Vienna University of Technology, Floragasse 7, 1040 Vienna (Austria); Birner, S. [nextnano GmbH, Südmährenstr. 21, 85586 Poing (Germany)

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

449

SunShot Initiative: Regional Test Centers for Solar Technologies  

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Regional Test Centers for Solar Technologies Regional Test Centers for Solar Technologies Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video. Text Alternative At the Regional Test Centers (RTCs) throughout the United States, DOE provides photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) validation testing and systems monitoring for businesses and other industry stakeholders. The primary mission of the RTCs is to develop standards and guidelines for validating the performance and operation of PV modules and systems. The RTCs also serve as test beds for large-scale systems and provide independent validation of PV performance and reliability. By establishing the technical basis for bankability, the RTCs serve to increase investor confidence in PV technologies. These efforts support the SunShot Initiative's goal to increase the penetration of large-scale solar energy systems to enable solar-generated power to account for 15% to 18% of America's electricity generation by 2030.

450

Clean Energy Technologies: A Preliminary Inventory of the Potential for Electricity Generation  

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LBNL-57451 Clean Energy Technologies A Preliminary Inventorymight be termed a “clean energy technology initiative,” or aand uptake of the clean power technologies identified in the

Bailey, Owen; Worrell, Ernst

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Predicting the Effects of Short-Term Photovoltaic Variability on Power System Frequency for Systems with Integrated Energy Storage.  

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?? The percentage of electricity supplied by photovoltaic (PV) generators is steadily rising in power systems worldwide. This rise in PV penetration may lead to… (more)

Traube, Joshua White

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop 2014: February 25-26, 2014  

SciTech Connect

NREL's Photovoltaic (PV) Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) brings together PV reliability experts to share information, leading to the improvement of PV module reliability. Such improvement reduces the cost of solar electricity and promotes investor confidence in the technology--both critical goals for moving PV technologies deeper into the electricity marketplace.

Kurtz, S.

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop 2013: February 26-27, 2013  

SciTech Connect

NREL's Photovoltaic (PV) Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) brings together PV reliability experts to share information, leading to the improvement of PV module reliability. Such improvement reduces the cost of solar electricity and promotes investor confidence in the technology--both critical goals for moving PV technologies deeper into the electricity marketplace.

Kurtz, S.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Concentrating photovoltaic solar panel  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to photovoltaic power systems, photovoltaic concentrator modules, and related methods. In particular, the present invention features concentrator modules having interior points of attachment for an articulating mechanism and/or an articulating mechanism that has a unique arrangement of chassis members so as to isolate bending, etc. from being transferred among the chassis members. The present invention also features adjustable solar panel mounting features and/or mounting features with two or more degrees of freedom. The present invention also features a mechanical fastener for secondary optics in a concentrator module.

Cashion, Steven A; Bowser, Michael R; Farrelly, Mark B; Hines, Braden E; Holmes, Howard C; Johnson, Jr., Richard L; Russell, Richard J; Turk, Michael F

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

455

Comparison of Life Cycle Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Embodied Energy in Four Renewable Electricity Generation Technologies in New Zealand  

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Comparison of Life Cycle Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Embodied Energy in Four Renewable Electricity Generation Technologies in New Zealand ... Fugitive emissions from geothermal fields were noted, though not added to the result for geothermal power generation, but all other “CO2 emissions” pertaining to this study arose from construction, maintenance, and decommissioning of power stations, since renewable technologies (apart from geothermal) do not emit CO2 during normal operation. ... Hondo, H. Life cycle GHG emission analysis of power generation systems: Japanese case Energy 2005, 30 ( 11?12 SPEC. ...

Bridget M. Rule; Zeb J. Worth; Carol A. Boyle

2009-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

456

NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Awards for Photovoltaic Manufacturing R&D  

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Awards for Photovoltaic Manufacturing R&D Awards for Photovoltaic Manufacturing R&D The following research efforts within the PV Manufacturing R&D Project were honored with prestigious industry awards. 1995-AstroPower (now GE Energy): Received an R&D 100 Award for its Silicon-Film product, which combined the performance and stability of conventional crystalline-silicon-based solar cells with the low cost of sheet-material production. 1998-Ascension Technology and Advanced Energy Systems: Recipients of Popular Science's "100 Best of What's New" in technological advances. Ascension Technology was cited for its SunSine 300 AC PV modules with a built-in microinverter that eliminated the need for DC wiring. Advanced Energy Systems was recognized for its microinverter, which was small, easy

457

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies | Department of Energy  

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Resources and Resources and Technologies Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies October 7, 2013 - 9:18am Addthis Photo of multiple photovoltaic arrays stand tilted on a rooftop with the Boston skyline as a backdrop. The General Services Administration completed a roof-mounted, grid-connected photovoltaic system on the Metcalfe Federal Building. Explore the following renewable energy technology areas for resources and information focusing on Federal application opportunities. Solar Wind Geothermal Biomass Landfill Gas Municipal Solid Waste Hydropower and Ocean These technology areas align with the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which defines renewable energy as "electric energy generated from solar, wind, biomass, landfill gas, ocean (including tidal, wave, current, and thermal),

458

Detailed balance limit of power conversion efficiency for organic photovoltaics  

SciTech Connect

A fundamental difference between inorganic photovoltaic (IPV) and organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells is that charges are generated at the interface in OPV cells, while free charges can be generated in the bulk in IPV cells. In OPV cells, charge generation involves intrinsic energy losses to dissociate excitons at the interface between the donor and acceptor. By taking into account the energy losses, we show the theoretical limits of the power conversion efficiency set by radiative recombination of the carriers on the basis of the detailed balance relation between radiation from the cell and black-body radiation.

Seki, Kazuhiko, E-mail: k-seki@aist.go.jp [NRI, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba Central 5, Higashi 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 (Japan)] [NRI, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba Central 5, Higashi 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 (Japan); Furube, Akihiro [RIIF, AIST Tsukuba Central 2, Umezono 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan)] [RIIF, AIST Tsukuba Central 2, Umezono 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 (Japan); Yoshida, Yuji [RCPVT, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba Central 5, Higashi 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 (Japan)] [RCPVT, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba Central 5, Higashi 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 (Japan)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

459

Multiple gap photovoltaic device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multiple gap photovoltaic device having a transparent electrical contact adjacent a first cell which in turn is adjacent a second cell on an opaque electrical contact, includes utilizing an amorphous semiconductor as the first cell and a crystalline semiconductor as the second cell.

Dalal, Vikram L. (Newark, DE)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

PHOTOVOLTAICS AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS--  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

know that solar energy is environ- mentally attractive--and that photovoltaic or PV systems have made's electrical output matches well with patterns of energy use in commercial buildings, promoting effective convey tax advantages, such as accelerated depreciation and a federal income tax credit. M ost people

Perez, Richard R.

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461

Thin film photovoltaic cell  

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A thin film photovoltaic cell having a transparent electrical contact and an opaque electrical contact with a pair of semiconductors therebetween includes utilizing one of the electrical contacts as a substrate and wherein the inner surface thereof is modified by microroughening while being macro-planar.

Meakin, John D. (Newark, DE); Bragagnolo, Julio (Newark, DE)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Nanostructures in photovoltaics  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...reducing carbon dioxide emissions is solar photovoltaics, which uses sunlight...electricity needs from an array of solar panels of approximately 33km-smaller than...5 years. Since the early silicon solar cells in the 1950s, which had efficiencies...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Solar Cells and Photovoltaics  

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...The most common method for producing a-Si:H for photovoltaics is by plasma-enhanced CVD from SiH4 mixtures. The films are deposited onto a textured conducting oxide such as indium–tin oxide (ITO) which provide...

Stuart Irvine Prof.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Competitive Solicitations  

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Competitive Solicitations Competitive Solicitations In competitive solicitations, U.S. industry and/or university researchers may work with National Center for Photovoltaic (NCPV) scientists to submit a proposal to a U.S. government agency for funding of collaborative research projects. These solicitations may be tendered through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the Office of Science, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Defense Advanced Research and Development Agency (DARPA), or other groups. Work is generally competitive research and development (R&D) that is proprietary, either involving intellectual property (IP) or having a high probability of generating IP. Work performed under the solicitation may or may not be

465

Renewable energy options in Saudi Arabia: the economic viability of solar photovoltaics within the residential sector  

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Renewable energy options, including solar power, are becoming progressively more viable and thus increasingly pose challenges to conventional sources of energy, such as oil, coal and natural gas. Solar Photovoltaic technology is one type of solar energy ... Keywords: Saudi Arabia, feasibility study, renewable energy, residential buildings, solar photovoltaics

Yasser Al-Saleh; Hanan Taleb

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Life Cycle analysis data and results for geothermal and other electricity generation technologies  

SciTech Connect

Life cycle analysis (LCA) is an environmental assessment method that quantifies the environmental performance of a product system over its entire lifetime, from cradle to grave. Based on a set of relevant metrics, the method is aptly suited for comparing the environmental performance of competing products systems. This file contains LCA data and results for electric power production including geothermal power. The LCA for electric power has been broken down into two life cycle stages, namely plant and fuel cycles. Relevant metrics include the energy ratio and greenhouse gas (GHG) ratios, where the former is the ratio of system input energy to total lifetime electrical energy out and the latter is the ratio of the sum of all incurred greenhouse gases (in CO2 equivalents) divided by the same energy output. Specific information included herein are material to power (MPR) ratios for a range of power technologies for conventional thermoelectric, renewables (including three geothermal power technologies), and coproduced natural gas/geothermal power. For the geothermal power scenarios, the MPRs include the casing, cement, diesel, and water requirements for drilling wells and topside piping. Also included herein are energy and GHG ratios for plant and fuel cycle stages for the range of considered electricity generating technologies. Some of this information are MPR data extracted directly from the literature or from models (eg. ICARUS – a subset of ASPEN models) and others (energy and GHG ratios) are results calculated using GREET models and MPR data. MPR data for wells included herein were based on the Argonne well materials model and GETEM well count results.

John Sullivan

2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

467

Life Cycle analysis data and results for geothermal and other electricity generation technologies  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

Life cycle analysis (LCA) is an environmental assessment method that quantifies the environmental performance of a product system over its entire lifetime, from cradle to grave. Based on a set of relevant metrics, the method is aptly suited for comparing the environmental performance of competing products systems. This file contains LCA data and results for electric power production including geothermal power. The LCA for electric power has been broken down into two life cycle stages, namely plant and fuel cycles. Relevant metrics include the energy ratio and greenhouse gas (GHG) ratios, where the former is the ratio of system input energy to total lifetime electrical energy out and the latter is the ratio of the sum of all incurred greenhouse gases (in CO2 equivalents) divided by the same energy output. Specific information included herein are material to power (MPR) ratios for a range of power technologies for conventional thermoelectric, renewables (including three geothermal power technologies), and coproduced natural gas/geothermal power. For the geothermal power scenarios, the MPRs include the casing, cement, diesel, and water requirements for drilling wells and topside piping. Also included herein are energy and GHG ratios for plant and fuel cycle stages for the range of considered electricity generating technologies. Some of this information are MPR data extracted directly from the literature or from models (eg. ICARUS – a subset of ASPEN models) and others (energy and GHG ratios) are results calculated using GREET models and MPR data. MPR data for wells included herein were based on the Argonne well materials model and GETEM well count results.

Sullivan, John

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Tianda Photovoltaic Co Ltd Yunnan Tianda Photovoltaic | Open Energy  

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Tianda Photovoltaic Co Ltd Yunnan Tianda Photovoltaic Tianda Photovoltaic Co Ltd Yunnan Tianda Photovoltaic Jump to: navigation, search Name Tianda Photovoltaic Co Ltd (Yunnan Tianda Photovoltaic) Place Kunming, Yunnan Province, China Zip 650033 Sector Solar Product Crystalline solar cell and module manufacturer. Coordinates 25.051001°, 102.702011° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":25.051001,"lon":102.702011,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Semiconductor nanowires for photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy conversion  

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94720, USA Keywords: Nanowire, Photovoltaics, Artificialresearch. 2. Nanowire Photovoltaics PV cells convert light

Dasgupta, Neil

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - News Release Archives  

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09 09 July 30, 2009 NREL Names Director for National Center for Photovoltaics Dr. Ryne P. Raffaelle has been named director of the National Center for Photovoltaics at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Raffaelle most recently has been Academic Director for the Golisano Institute for Sustainability and Director of the NanoPower Research Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York. July 27, 2009 CRSP and Colorado School of Mines REMRSEC Form Relationship The Center for Revolutionary Solar Photoconversion (CRSP) and the Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC) have announced an important affiliation that will add value to both centers and enhance their work on solar energy research.

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Commercialization possibilities of Stirling engine technology for microscale power generation in Sweden; MicroStirling.  

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?? The presented master’s thesis has evaluated the possibility of commercializing a research project at the Royal Institute of Technologys (KTH) Department of Energy Technology… (more)

Backman, Peter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

A Novel Approach to Build a Generic Model of Photovoltaic Solar System Using Sound Biometric Techniques  

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This chapter presents the proposed model of combination between Photovoltaic solar system resources and sound biometric techniques, to generate power energy from the sunlight using the PVS controlled by a sound biometric technique. This work contributes ... Keywords: Electricity Consumption, Energy Conversion, Energy Storage Device, Photovoltaic Solar System (PVS), Sound Recognition Techniques

Khalid T. Al-Sarayreh, Kenza Meridji, Ebaa Fayyoumi, Sahar Idwan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Scattering Properties of nanostructures : applications to photovoltaics  

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Arya, D. Carlson, Prog. Photovoltaics 10, p. 69 (2002). K.and J. Bailat, Prog. in Photovoltaics 12 , 113 (2004). M.and A. Mart?´, Progress in Photovoltaics 9, p. 73 (2001). S.

Derkacs, Daniel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Planar photovoltaic solar concentrator module  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A planar photovoltaic concentrator module for producing an electrical signal from incident solar radiation includes an electrically insulating housing having a front wall, an opposing back wall and a hollow interior. A solar cell having electrical terminals is positioned within the interior of the housing. A planar conductor is connected with a terminal of the solar cell of the same polarity. A lens forming the front wall of the housing is operable to direct solar radiation incident to the lens into the interior of the housing. A refractive optical element in contact with the solar cell and facing the lens receives the solar radiation directed into the interior of the housing by the lens and directs the solar radiation to the solar cell to cause the solar cell to generate an electrical signal. An electrically conductive planar member is positioned in the housing to rest on the housing back wall in supporting relation with the solar cell terminal of opposite polarity. The planar member is operable to dissipate heat radiated by the solar cell as the solar cell generates an electrical signal and further forms a solar cell conductor connected with the solar cell terminal to permit the electrical signal generated by the solar cell to be measured between the planar member and the conductor. 5 figs.

Chiang, C.J.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic Cell Structure Basics | Department of Energy  

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Structure Basics Structure Basics Photovoltaic Cell Structure Basics August 19, 2013 - 4:50pm Addthis The actual structural design of a photovoltaic (PV), or solar cell, depends on the limitations of the material used in the PV cell. The four basic device designs are: Homojunction Devices Crystalline silicon is the primary example of this kind of cell. A single material-crystalline silicon-is altered so that one side is p-type, dominated by positive holes, and the other side is n-type, dominated by negative electrons. The p/n junction is located so that the maximum light is absorbed near it. The free electrons and holes generated by light deep in the silicon diffuse to the p/n junction and then separate to produce a current if the silicon is of sufficiently high quality. In this homojunction design, these aspects of the cell may be varied to

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Photovoltaics: Reality and Prospects  

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Photovoltaics: Reality and Prospects Photovoltaics: Reality and Prospects Speaker(s): David Faiman Date: August 7, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Donald Grether David Faiman is on the faculty of Ben-Gurion University and also in the Department of Energy and Environmental Physics at the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research. The Department is an interdisciplinary research group that includes scientists with training in geography, meteorology, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, physics and chemistry. Research work at the department covers various aspects of the physical environment. These include solar energy utilization and applied optics, the desert climate, remote sensing and modeling of desertification, and basic aspects of nonlinear dynamics and thermodynamics as related to

477

Temperature compensated photovoltaic array  

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A temperature compensated photovoltaic module comprises a series of solar cells having a thermally activated switch connected in parallel with several of the cells. The photovoltaic module is adapted to charge conventional batteries having a temperature coefficient differing from the temperature coefficient of the module. The calibration temperatures of the switches are chosen whereby the colder the ambient temperature for the module, the more switches that are on and form a closed circuit to short the associated solar cells. By shorting some of the solar cells as the ambient temperature decreases, the battery being charged by the module is not excessively overcharged at lower temperatures. PV module is an integrated solution that is reliable and inexpensive. 2 figs.

Mosher, D.M.

1997-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic-thermal collectors  

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A photovoltaic-thermal solar cell including a semiconductor body having antireflective top and bottom surfaces and coated on each said surface with a patterned electrode covering less than 10% of the surface area. A thermal-absorbing surface is spaced apart from the bottom surface of the semiconductor and a heat-exchange fluid is passed between the bottom surface and the heat-absorbing surface.

Cox, III, Charles H. (Carlisle, MA)

1984-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Assessment of Photovoltaic Systems and Effectiveness Analysis  

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Environmental Assessment of Photovoltaic Systems and Effectiveness Analysis Environmental Assessment of Photovoltaic Systems and Effectiveness Analysis of U.S. Renewable Energy Policies Speaker(s): Pei Zhai Date: October 25, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Chris Marnay This presentation mainly covers two perspectives relevant to solar energy technologies. The first one is the environmental aspect. The questions to be answered are how "green" photovoltaic technology is (embodied energy and carbon are two main indicators); and, how have these two indicators evolved during the past 10 years. The methodology for analysis is a hybrid Life Cycle Assessment. The second part involves a policy analysis of the effectiveness of U.S. renewable energy policies, such as state-level Renewable Portfolio Standards, for supporting solar energy adoption. A

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Sandia National Laboratories: concentrating photovoltaic  

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Energy Efficiency On March 29, 2013, in Concentrating Solar Power, Energy, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar, Systems Engineering MODE...

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Sandia National Laboratories: sustainable photovoltaics  

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photovoltaics Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States Kick-Off On November 27, 2012, in Concentrating Solar Power, Energy, National Solar Thermal Test...

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EROI of crystalline silicon photovoltaics.  

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?? Installed photovoltaic nameplate power have been growing rapidly around the worldin the last few years. But how much energy is returned to society (i.e.… (more)

Lundin, Johan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - NCPV Hotline  

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| April-June | July-September | October-December Annual Index Printable Version Photovoltaics Research Home Silicon Polycrystalline Thin Films Multijunctions New Materials,...

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Models Used to Assess the Performance of Photovoltaic Systems  

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This report documents the various photovoltaic (PV) performance models and software developed and utilized by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in support of the Photovoltaics and Grid Integration Department. In addition to PV performance models, hybrid system and battery storage models are discussed. A hybrid system using other distributed sources and energy storage can help reduce the variability inherent in PV generation, and due to the complexity of combining multiple generation sources and system loads, these models are invaluable for system design and optimization.

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Sandia National Laboratories: Photovoltaic (PV) Regional Test...  

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ClimateECEnergyPhotovoltaic (PV) Regional Test Center (RTC) Website Goes Live Photovoltaic (PV) Regional Test Center (RTC) Website Goes Live Hope Michelsen named to Alameda County...

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Frequencies Studies Applied to Photovoltaic Modules.  

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?? This master thesis proposes to study applications of frequencies studies to the case of photovoltaic modules and photovoltaic plants. Such studies are little used… (more)

Miquel, Clément

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

The Prospects for Photovoltaics in Mexico  

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Prospects for photovoltaics in Mexico are reviewed in relation to the activities in R & V, commercial and demonstration photovoltaic systems, commerce and industry.

E. J. Perez; J. L. Del Valle

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaics Competitive Awards | Department of Energy  

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Photovoltaics Competitive Awards Photovoltaics Competitive Awards In support of the SunShot goals, DOE issues competitive solicitations to fund targeted research projects along...

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Earth-abundant semiconductors for photovoltaic applications ...  

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Earth-abundant semiconductors for photovoltaic applications Thin film photovoltaics (solar cells) has the potential to revolutionize our energy landscape by producing clean,...

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Solar Concentrators: Using Optics to Boost Photovoltaics  

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The use of solar energy requires optimizing each part of a photovoltaic system: collection optics, the photovoltaic array, switches, controllers, current inverters, storage devices...

Coffey, Valerie C

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

HYDROGEN GENERATION FROM PLASMATRON REFORMERS: A PROMISING TECHNOLOGY FOR NOX ADSORBER REGENERATION AND OTHER AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS  

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Plasmatron reformers are being developed at MIT and ArvinMeritor [1]. In these reformers a special low power electrical discharge is used to promote partial oxidation conversion of hydrocarbon fuels into hydrogen and CO. The partial oxidation reaction of this very fuel rich mixture is difficult to initiate. The plasmatron provides continuous enhanced volume initiation. To minimize electrode erosion and electrical power requirements, a low current, high voltage discharge with wide area electrodes is used. The reformers operate at or slightly above atmospheric pressure. Plasmatron reformers provide the advantages of rapid startup and transient response; efficient conversion of the fuel to hydrogen rich gas; compact size; relaxation or elimination of reformer catalyst requirements; and capability to process difficult to reform fuels, such as diesel and bio-oils. These advantages facilitate use of onboard hydrogen-generation technology for diesel exhaust after-treatment. Plasma-enhanced reformer technology can provide substantial conversion even without the use of a catalyst. Recent progress includes a substantial decrease in electrical power consumption (to about 200 W), increased flow rate (above 1 g/s of diesel fuel corresponding to approximately 40 kW of chemical energy), soot suppression and improvements in other operational features.. Plasmatron reformer technology has been evaluated for regeneration of NOx adsorber after-treatment systems. At ArvinMeritor tests were performed on a dual-leg NOx adsorber system using a Cummins 8.3L diesel engine both in a test cell and on a vehicle. A NOx adsorber system was tested using the plasmatron reformer as a regenerator and without the reformer i.e., with straight diesel fuel based regeneration as the baseline case. The plasmatron reformer was shown to improve NOx regeneration significantly compared to the baseline diesel case. The net result of these initial tests was a significant decrease in fuel penalty, roughly 50% at moderate adsorber temperatures. This fuel penalty improvement is accompanied by a dramatic drop in slipped hydrocarbon emissions, which decreased by 90% or more. Significant advantages are demonstrated across a wide range of engine conditions and temperatures. The study also indicated the potential to regenerate NOx adsorbers at low temperatures where diesel fuel based regeneration is not effective, such as those typical of idle conditions. Two vehicles, a bus and a light duty truck, have been equipped for plasmatron reformer NOx adsorber regeneration tests.

Bromberg, L.; Crane, S; Rabinovich, A.; Kong, Y; Cohn, D; Heywood, J; Alexeev, N.; Samokhin, A.

2003-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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University of Colorado Technologies Available for Licensing ...  

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Geothermal Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Hydropower, Wave and Tidal Industrial Technologies Solar Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Startup America Vehicles and Fuels Wind Energy Partners...

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Photovoltaic Systems, the experience curve, and learning by doing : who is learning and what are they doing?  

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The photovoltaics industry has been growing at extraordinary rates over the past ten years as a result of increased government support for the technology. Yet supporting the technology is expensive and there is uncertainty ...

Colatat, Phech C

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementations of electric vehicle system based on solar energy in Singapore : assessment of solar photovoltaic systems  

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To evaluate the feasibility of solar energy based Electric Vehicle Transportation System in Singapore, the state of the art Photovoltaic Systems have been reviewed in this report with a focus on solar cell technologies. ...

Sun, Li

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Photovoltaic-Hydrogen-Fuel Cell Energy System: Preliminary Operational Results  

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We report preliminary operational results for a photovoltaic (PV) energy system which uses hydrogen as the storage medium and a fuel cell as the regeneration technology. The system installed at the Humboldt St...

P. A. Lehman; C. E. Chamberlin

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Government policy and innovation activity : a patent study of solar photovoltaic balance of system in Japan.  

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??This report studied innovation activity in four areas of the solar photovoltaic balance-of-system (BOS) technologies (inverters, mounting equipment, monitoring systems, and site assessment) in the… (more)

Takeda, Chihiro

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and implementation of a continuous improvement framework for an organic photovoltaic panels manufacturer  

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The MIT MEng Team worked at Konarka Technologies, the world leader organic photovoltaic panels (OPV) manufacturer, on several improvement projects. The concentration was on operations improvement as well as production ...

Colaci, Gregorio

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative: Organic Photovoltaics Research  

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Organic Photovoltaics Research to Organic Photovoltaics Research to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Organic Photovoltaics Research on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Organic Photovoltaics Research on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Organic Photovoltaics Research on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Organic Photovoltaics Research on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Organic Photovoltaics Research on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Organic Photovoltaics Research on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Research & Development Crystalline Silicon Thin Films Multijunctions Organic Photovoltaics Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Competitive Awards Systems Integration Balance of Systems Organic Photovoltaics Research Graphic showing the seven layers of an organic PV cell: electrode, donor, acceptor, active layer, PEDOT:PSS, transparent conductive oxide, and glass.

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A stochastic method for stand-alone photovoltaic system sizing  

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Photovoltaic systems utilize solar energy to generate electrical energy to meet load demands. Optimal sizing of these systems includes the characterization of solar radiation. Solar radiation at the Earth's surface has random characteristics and has been the focus of various academic studies. The objective of this study was to stochastically analyze parameters involved in the sizing of photovoltaic generators and develop a methodology for sizing of stand-alone photovoltaic systems. Energy storage for isolated systems and solar radiation were analyzed stochastically due to their random behavior. For the development of the methodology proposed stochastic analysis were studied including the Markov chain and beta probability density function. The obtained results were compared with those for sizing of stand-alone using from the Sandia method (deterministic), in which the stochastic model presented more reliable values. Both models present advantages and disadvantages; however, the stochastic one is more complex and provides more reliable and realistic results. (author)

Cabral, Claudia Valeria Tavora; Filho, Delly Oliveira; Martins, Jose Helvecio; Toledo, Olga Moraes [Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal University of Vicosa, Av. P. H. Rolfs, s/n. 36570-000 Vicosa, Minas Gerais (Brazil); Diniz, Antonia Sonia Alves C.; Machado Neto, Lauro de Vilhena B. [Group of Studies in Energy - GREEN Solar, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais - PUC Minas, Rua Dom Jose Gaspar no. 500, Predio 03, Sala 218 - Coracao Eucaristico 30535-610 Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais (Brazil)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Graphite-based photovoltaic cells  

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The present invention uses lithographically patterned graphite stacks as the basic building elements of an efficient and economical photovoltaic cell. The basic design of the graphite-based photovoltaic cells includes a plurality of spatially separated graphite stacks, each comprising a plurality of vertically stacked, semiconducting graphene sheets (carbon nanoribbons) bridging electrically conductive contacts.

Lagally, Max (Madison, WI); Liu, Feng (Salt Lake City, UT)

2010-12-28T23:59:59.000Z