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Title: Concentrator and space applications of high-efficiency solar cells{emdash}recent developments

Abstract

GaInP/GaAs cells invented and developed at NREL have achieved world-record efficiencies. We estimate that their production for space applications has grown to {gt}{dollar_sign}100 million/yr. Approximately 300 MW/yr of 1000X terrestrial concentrator cells could be fabricated with the existing manufacturing capacity at a cost of about 21{cents}/Wp. A resurgence of interest in terrestrial PV concentrators, together with the strength of the III-V space-solar-cell industry, indicate that III-V cells are also attractive for terrestrial applications. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
355387
Report Number(s):
CONF-980935-
Journal ID: APCPCS; ISSN 0094-243X; TRN: 9915M0058
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 462; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 15. National Center for Photovoltaics program review conference, Denver, CO (United States), 9-11 Sep 1998; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; GALLIUM COMPOUNDS; INDIUM COMPOUNDS; PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS; ARSENIC COMPOUNDS; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; GALLIUM ARSENIDES; GALLIUM PHOSPHIDES; INDIUM PHOSPHIDES; USES; MANUFACTURING; EFFICIENCY; STANDARDS

Citation Formats

Kurtz, S R, and Friedman, D J. Concentrator and space applications of high-efficiency solar cells{emdash}recent developments. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1063/1.57985.
Kurtz, S R, & Friedman, D J. Concentrator and space applications of high-efficiency solar cells{emdash}recent developments. United States. doi:10.1063/1.57985.
Kurtz, S R, and Friedman, D J. Mon . "Concentrator and space applications of high-efficiency solar cells{emdash}recent developments". United States. doi:10.1063/1.57985.
@article{osti_355387,
title = {Concentrator and space applications of high-efficiency solar cells{emdash}recent developments},
author = {Kurtz, S R and Friedman, D J},
abstractNote = {GaInP/GaAs cells invented and developed at NREL have achieved world-record efficiencies. We estimate that their production for space applications has grown to {gt}{dollar_sign}100 million/yr. Approximately 300 MW/yr of 1000X terrestrial concentrator cells could be fabricated with the existing manufacturing capacity at a cost of about 21{cents}/Wp. A resurgence of interest in terrestrial PV concentrators, together with the strength of the III-V space-solar-cell industry, indicate that III-V cells are also attractive for terrestrial applications. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}},
doi = {10.1063/1.57985},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 462,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {3}
}