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Title: Ten Years of Manufacturing R and D in PVMaT -- Technical Accomplishments, Return on Investments, and Where We Go Next

Ten Years of Manufacturing R and D in PVMaT -- Technical Accomplishments, Return on Investments, and Where We Go Next The Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology Project has been conducting cost-shared R and D with industry for ten years. Objectives of this project are to improve photovoltaic manufacturing processes and products and to lower manufacturing costs. The majority of the efforts have been module related. Results in terms of automation, yield, and throughput have provided a significant reduction in direct manufacturing costs. Some of these results are detailed, and a measure of the return due to these efforts is discussed. Finally, technical directions for future activities are identified.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 775890
Report Number(s):NREL/CP-520-28973
TRN: AH200112%%216
DOE Contract Number:AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:Conference
Resource Relation:Conference: 28th IEEE PV Specialists Conference, Anchorage, AK (US), 09/17/2000--09/22/2000; Other Information: PBD: 15 Jan 2001
Research Org:National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org:US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 14 SOLAR ENERGY; AUTOMATION; MANUFACTURING; SOLAR CELLS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ECONOMICS PHOTOVOLTAICS; PVMAT; ACCOMPLISHMENTS; RETURN ON INVESTMENT; MANUFACTURING COSTS; FUTURE ACTIVITIES