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Title: PV Manufacturing R&D Accomplishments and Status

Abstract

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) PV Manufacturing Research and Development Project has worked for 11 years in partnership with the U.S. photovoltaic industry to reduce manufacturing costs while significantly scaling up production capacity. Over this period, the PV Manufacturing R&D Project has issued seven solicitations for partnerships that have resulted in over 50 cost-shared R&D subcontracts that addressed the cost and capacity goals of the Project, including 10 that are currently active. The previous and current contracts have typically focused on addressing Project goals in one of two areas: module manufacturing and balance-of-systems (BOS)/systems work. The majority of the DOE investment has been targeted toward module manufacturing. The partnerships have resulted in a significant and measurable increase in PV module/systems production capacity, a decrease in PV manufacturing costs, and a subsequent return on the joint public and private investments facilitated by the Project.

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:
15005797
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-520-35278
TRN: US200324%%265
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Nov 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CAPACITY; MANUFACTURING; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; SOLAR ENERGY; PV MANUFACTURING R& D; MODULE; BALANCE-OF-SYSTEMS (BOS); SYSTEMS PRODUCTION CAPACITY; SCALE-UP; PARTNERSHIP; COSTS; RECAPTURE; BENEFITS; SOLAR ENERGY - PHOTOVOLTAICS

Citation Formats

Mooney, D, Mitchell, R, Witt, E, King, R, and Ruby, D. PV Manufacturing R&D Accomplishments and Status. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/15005797.
Mooney, D, Mitchell, R, Witt, E, King, R, & Ruby, D. PV Manufacturing R&D Accomplishments and Status. United States. doi:10.2172/15005797.
Mooney, D, Mitchell, R, Witt, E, King, R, and Ruby, D. Sat . "PV Manufacturing R&D Accomplishments and Status". United States. doi:10.2172/15005797. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15005797.
@article{osti_15005797,
title = {PV Manufacturing R&D Accomplishments and Status},
author = {Mooney, D and Mitchell, R and Witt, E and King, R and Ruby, D},
abstractNote = {The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) PV Manufacturing Research and Development Project has worked for 11 years in partnership with the U.S. photovoltaic industry to reduce manufacturing costs while significantly scaling up production capacity. Over this period, the PV Manufacturing R&D Project has issued seven solicitations for partnerships that have resulted in over 50 cost-shared R&D subcontracts that addressed the cost and capacity goals of the Project, including 10 that are currently active. The previous and current contracts have typically focused on addressing Project goals in one of two areas: module manufacturing and balance-of-systems (BOS)/systems work. The majority of the DOE investment has been targeted toward module manufacturing. The partnerships have resulted in a significant and measurable increase in PV module/systems production capacity, a decrease in PV manufacturing costs, and a subsequent return on the joint public and private investments facilitated by the Project.},
doi = {10.2172/15005797},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {11}
}

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