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Title: Considerations for Solar Energy Technologies to Make Progress Towards Grid Price Parity

In this seminar the component costs for solar photovoltaics module and system prices will be highlighted. As a basis for comparison to other renewable and traditional energy options, the metric of focus will be total lifecycle cost-of-energy (LCOE). Several innovations to traditional photovoltaics technologies (including crystalline silicon, CdTe, and CIGS) and developing technologies (including organics and perovskites) that may close the gaps in LCOE will be discussed.
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Conference: Presented at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Solar Future 2015 Symposium, 7-11 November 2015, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
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NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
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United States
14 SOLAR ENERGY Photovoltaics; Crystalline silicon; c-Si; Cadmium Telluride; CdTe; Organic Photovoltaics; OPV; Perovskites; LCOE