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Title: PVMaT Advances in the Photovoltaic Industry and the Focus of Future PV Manufacturing R&D: Preprint

Abstract

This conference paper describes the DOE Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) Project which has conducted cost-shared manufacturing R&D with the photovoltaic industry for over 10 years. During this time, research has focused on the project's stated objectives of improving photovoltaic manufacturing processes and products, lowering manufacturing costs, and providing a foundation for the scale-up of U.S. photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing. Progress made by each of the U.S. PV industry participants in this project has resulted in a significant reduction in the industry's direct PV module-manufacturing costs and an impressive scale-up in U.S. PV manufacturing capacity. 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. Cost reductions and capacity increases resulting from these efforts are discussed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO. (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
15000707
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-520-31436
TRN: US200401%%168
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 29th IEEE PV Specialists Conference, New Orleans, LA (US), 05/20/2002--05/24/2002; Other Information: PBD: 1 May 2002; Related Information: Prepared for the 29th IEEE PV Specialists Conference, 20-24 May 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; AUTOMATION; CAPACITY; MANUFACTURING; PV; PVMAT; PV INDUSTRY; MANUFACTURING R& D; FUTURE COSTS; MODULES; YIELD; THROUGHPUT; SOLAR ENERGY - PHOTOVOLTAICS

Citation Formats

Mitchell, R L, Witt, C E, King, R, and Ruby, D. PVMaT Advances in the Photovoltaic Industry and the Focus of Future PV Manufacturing R&D: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Mitchell, R L, Witt, C E, King, R, & Ruby, D. PVMaT Advances in the Photovoltaic Industry and the Focus of Future PV Manufacturing R&D: Preprint. United States.
Mitchell, R L, Witt, C E, King, R, and Ruby, D. Wed . "PVMaT Advances in the Photovoltaic Industry and the Focus of Future PV Manufacturing R&D: Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15000707.
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title = {PVMaT Advances in the Photovoltaic Industry and the Focus of Future PV Manufacturing R&D: Preprint},
author = {Mitchell, R L and Witt, C E and King, R and Ruby, D},
abstractNote = {This conference paper describes the DOE Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) Project which has conducted cost-shared manufacturing R&D with the photovoltaic industry for over 10 years. During this time, research has focused on the project's stated objectives of improving photovoltaic manufacturing processes and products, lowering manufacturing costs, and providing a foundation for the scale-up of U.S. photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing. Progress made by each of the U.S. PV industry participants in this project has resulted in a significant reduction in the industry's direct PV module-manufacturing costs and an impressive scale-up in U.S. PV manufacturing capacity. 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. Cost reductions and capacity increases resulting from these efforts are discussed.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {5}
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