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Title: Grid-Competitive Residential and Commercial Fully Automated PV Systems Technology: Final technical Report, August 2011

Abstract

Under DOE's Technology Pathway Partnership program, SunPower Corporation developed turn-key, high-efficiency residential and commercial systems that are cost effective. Key program objectives include a reduction in LCOE values to 9-12 cents/kWh and 13-18 cents/kWh respectively for the commercial and residential markets. Target LCOE values for the commercial ground, commercial roof, and residential markets are 10, 11, and 13 cents/kWh. For this effort, SunPower collaborated with a variety of suppliers and partners to complete the tasks below. Subcontractors included: Solaicx, SiGen, Ribbon Technology, Dow Corning, Xantrex, Tigo Energy, and Solar Bridge. SunPower's TPP addressed nearly the complete PV value chain: from ingot growth through system deployment. Throughout the award period of performance, SunPower has made progress toward achieving these reduced costs through the development of 20%+ efficient modules, increased cell efficiency through the understanding of loss mechanisms and improved manufacturing technologies, novel module development, automated design tools and techniques, and reduced system development and installation time. Based on an LCOE assessment using NREL's Solar Advisor Model, SunPower achieved the 2010 target range, as well as progress toward 2015 targets.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SunPower Corporation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE); USDOE EE Office of Solar Energy Technology (EE-2A)
OSTI Identifier:
1031062
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO/17043-F
TRN: US201201%%637
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17043
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; AWARDS; CONTRACTORS; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; MANUFACTURING; PERFORMANCE; TARGETS; Ingot Growing; Wafering; Back-contact Cell; Unitary Product; Engineer-to-Order software; Portable Workshop; Rooftile; Tracker platform LCOEencapsulant; solar roof tile

Citation Formats

Brown, Katie E., Cousins, Peter, Culligan, Matt, Jonathan Botkin, DeGraaff, David, Bunea, Gabriella, Rose, Douglas, Bourne, Ben, and Koehler, Oliver. Grid-Competitive Residential and Commercial Fully Automated PV Systems Technology: Final technical Report, August 2011. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1031062.
Brown, Katie E., Cousins, Peter, Culligan, Matt, Jonathan Botkin, DeGraaff, David, Bunea, Gabriella, Rose, Douglas, Bourne, Ben, & Koehler, Oliver. Grid-Competitive Residential and Commercial Fully Automated PV Systems Technology: Final technical Report, August 2011. United States. doi:10.2172/1031062.
Brown, Katie E., Cousins, Peter, Culligan, Matt, Jonathan Botkin, DeGraaff, David, Bunea, Gabriella, Rose, Douglas, Bourne, Ben, and Koehler, Oliver. Fri . "Grid-Competitive Residential and Commercial Fully Automated PV Systems Technology: Final technical Report, August 2011". United States. doi:10.2172/1031062. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1031062.
@article{osti_1031062,
title = {Grid-Competitive Residential and Commercial Fully Automated PV Systems Technology: Final technical Report, August 2011},
author = {Brown, Katie E. and Cousins, Peter and Culligan, Matt and Jonathan Botkin and DeGraaff, David and Bunea, Gabriella and Rose, Douglas and Bourne, Ben and Koehler, Oliver},
abstractNote = {Under DOE's Technology Pathway Partnership program, SunPower Corporation developed turn-key, high-efficiency residential and commercial systems that are cost effective. Key program objectives include a reduction in LCOE values to 9-12 cents/kWh and 13-18 cents/kWh respectively for the commercial and residential markets. Target LCOE values for the commercial ground, commercial roof, and residential markets are 10, 11, and 13 cents/kWh. For this effort, SunPower collaborated with a variety of suppliers and partners to complete the tasks below. Subcontractors included: Solaicx, SiGen, Ribbon Technology, Dow Corning, Xantrex, Tigo Energy, and Solar Bridge. SunPower's TPP addressed nearly the complete PV value chain: from ingot growth through system deployment. Throughout the award period of performance, SunPower has made progress toward achieving these reduced costs through the development of 20%+ efficient modules, increased cell efficiency through the understanding of loss mechanisms and improved manufacturing technologies, novel module development, automated design tools and techniques, and reduced system development and installation time. Based on an LCOE assessment using NREL's Solar Advisor Model, SunPower achieved the 2010 target range, as well as progress toward 2015 targets.},
doi = {10.2172/1031062},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {8}
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