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Title: Progress in photovoltaic components and systems

Abstract

The Photovoltaic Manufacturing Research and Development project is a government/industry partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy and members of the U.S. photovoltaic (PV) industry. The purpose of the project is to work with industry to improve manufacturing processes, reduce manufacturing costs, and improve the performance of PV products. This project is conducted through phased solicitations with industry participants selected through a competitive evaluation process. Starting in 1995, the two most recent solicitations include manufacturing improvements for balance-of-system (BOS) components, energy storage, and PV system design improvements. This paper surveys the work accomplished since that time, as well as BOS work currently in progress in the PV Manufacturing R&D project to identify areas of continued interest and product trends. Industry participants continue to work to improve inverters and to expand the features and capabilities of this key component. The industry also continues to advance fully integrated systems that meet standards for performance and safety. All participants included manufacturing improvements to reduce costs and improve reliability. Accomplishments of the project's participants are summarized to illustrate the product and manufacturing trends.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
755956
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-520-27460
TRN: AH200016%%250
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Glasgow (GB), 05/01/2000--05/05/2000; Other Information: PBD: 5 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; SOLAR CELL ARRAYS; INVERTERS; CAPITALIZED COST; RELIABILITY; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; PERFORMANCE; AUGMENTATION; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; US DOE; PHOTOVOLTAICS; INVERTER; BALANCE OF SYSTEMS; COMPONENTS

Citation Formats

Thomas, H., Kroposki, B., Witt, C., and Bower, W. Progress in photovoltaic components and systems. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Thomas, H., Kroposki, B., Witt, C., & Bower, W. Progress in photovoltaic components and systems. United States.
Thomas, H., Kroposki, B., Witt, C., and Bower, W. Fri . "Progress in photovoltaic components and systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/755956.
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abstractNote = {The Photovoltaic Manufacturing Research and Development project is a government/industry partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy and members of the U.S. photovoltaic (PV) industry. The purpose of the project is to work with industry to improve manufacturing processes, reduce manufacturing costs, and improve the performance of PV products. This project is conducted through phased solicitations with industry participants selected through a competitive evaluation process. Starting in 1995, the two most recent solicitations include manufacturing improvements for balance-of-system (BOS) components, energy storage, and PV system design improvements. This paper surveys the work accomplished since that time, as well as BOS work currently in progress in the PV Manufacturing R&D project to identify areas of continued interest and product trends. Industry participants continue to work to improve inverters and to expand the features and capabilities of this key component. The industry also continues to advance fully integrated systems that meet standards for performance and safety. All participants included manufacturing improvements to reduce costs and improve reliability. Accomplishments of the project's participants are summarized to illustrate the product and manufacturing trends.},
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