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Title: Status of solarex{close_quote}{close_quote}s cast polysilicon PVMaT program

Abstract

Solarex has undertaken a process and product development program under the NREL sponsored Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) Program. The two major objectives of this program are to reduce the manufacturing cost for polycrystalline silicon PV modules to less than {dollar_sign}1.20/watt and to increase the manufacturing capacity by a factor of three. To meet these objectives program efforts are underway to: (1) to increase the polycrystalline wafer size to 15 cm by 15 cm, (2) to use wire saws to cut wafers on 400 {mu}m centers, (3) to increase cell efficiencies to 15{percent}, (4) to improve the automated assembly of modules, (5) to develop a frameless module with a low cost backsheet and electrical termination system and (6) to develop the equipment necessary for automated handling of thin 15 cm by 15 cm wafers and cells. This paper will discuss the efforts during the first one and a half years of the program. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Solarex, A Business Unit of Amoco/Enron Solar, Frederick, Maryland (United States)
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
451068
Report Number(s):
CONF-9605265-
Journal ID: APCPCS; ISSN 0094-243X; TRN: 9703M0039
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 353; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 13. NREL photovoltaics program review meeting, Lakewood, CO (United States), 16-19 May 1996; Other Information: PBD: Jan 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; MANUFACTURING; COST ESTIMATION; EFFICIENCY; PASSIVATION; HYDROGEN

Citation Formats

Wohlgemuth, J H. Status of solarex{close_quote}{close_quote}s cast polysilicon PVMaT program. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.1063/1.49424.
Wohlgemuth, J H. Status of solarex{close_quote}{close_quote}s cast polysilicon PVMaT program. United States. doi:10.1063/1.49424.
Wohlgemuth, J H. Mon . "Status of solarex{close_quote}{close_quote}s cast polysilicon PVMaT program". United States. doi:10.1063/1.49424.
@article{osti_451068,
title = {Status of solarex{close_quote}{close_quote}s cast polysilicon PVMaT program},
author = {Wohlgemuth, J H},
abstractNote = {Solarex has undertaken a process and product development program under the NREL sponsored Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) Program. The two major objectives of this program are to reduce the manufacturing cost for polycrystalline silicon PV modules to less than {dollar_sign}1.20/watt and to increase the manufacturing capacity by a factor of three. To meet these objectives program efforts are underway to: (1) to increase the polycrystalline wafer size to 15 cm by 15 cm, (2) to use wire saws to cut wafers on 400 {mu}m centers, (3) to increase cell efficiencies to 15{percent}, (4) to improve the automated assembly of modules, (5) to develop a frameless module with a low cost backsheet and electrical termination system and (6) to develop the equipment necessary for automated handling of thin 15 cm by 15 cm wafers and cells. This paper will discuss the efforts during the first one and a half years of the program. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}},
doi = {10.1063/1.49424},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 353,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {1}
}