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Title: DOE High Performance Concentrator PV Project

Abstract

Much in demand are next-generation photovoltaic (PV) technologies that can be used economically to make a large-scale impact on world electricity production. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiated the High-Performance Photovoltaic (HiPerf PV) Project to substantially increase the viability of PV for cost-competitive applications so that PV can contribute significantly to both our energy supply and environment. To accomplish such results, the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) directs in-house and subcontracted research in high-performance polycrystalline thin-film and multijunction concentrator devices with the goal of enabling progress of high-efficiency technologies toward commercial-prototype products. We will describe the details of the subcontractor and in-house progress in exploring and accelerating pathways of III-V multijunction concentrator solar cells and systems toward their long-term goals. By 2020, we anticipate that this project will have demonstrated 33% system efficiency and a system price of $1.00/Wp for concentrator PV systems using III-V multijunction solar cells with efficiencies over 41%.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
15020411
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-520-38645
TRN: US200518%%308
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: NREL/CD-520-38172
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 08 HYDROGEN; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; AVAILABILITY; CONCENTRATOR SOLAR CELLS; CONCENTRATORS; CONTRACTORS; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRICITY; HYDROGEN; PERFORMANCE; PRICES; PRODUCTION; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; VIABILITY; PV; PHOTOVOLTAICS; CONCENTRATOR PHOTOVOLTAICS; CPV; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics

Citation Formats

McConnell, R, and Symko-Davies, M. DOE High Performance Concentrator PV Project. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
McConnell, R, & Symko-Davies, M. DOE High Performance Concentrator PV Project. United States.
McConnell, R, and Symko-Davies, M. Mon . "DOE High Performance Concentrator PV Project". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15020411.
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abstractNote = {Much in demand are next-generation photovoltaic (PV) technologies that can be used economically to make a large-scale impact on world electricity production. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiated the High-Performance Photovoltaic (HiPerf PV) Project to substantially increase the viability of PV for cost-competitive applications so that PV can contribute significantly to both our energy supply and environment. To accomplish such results, the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) directs in-house and subcontracted research in high-performance polycrystalline thin-film and multijunction concentrator devices with the goal of enabling progress of high-efficiency technologies toward commercial-prototype products. We will describe the details of the subcontractor and in-house progress in exploring and accelerating pathways of III-V multijunction concentrator solar cells and systems toward their long-term goals. By 2020, we anticipate that this project will have demonstrated 33% system efficiency and a system price of $1.00/Wp for concentrator PV systems using III-V multijunction solar cells with efficiencies over 41%.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {8}
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