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Title: Terrestrial photovoltaic technologies - Recent progress in manufacturing R&D

Abstract

This paper describes photovoltaics (PV) as used for energy generation in terrestrial applications. A brief historical perspective of PV development is provided. Solar-to-electricity conversion efficiencies for various photovoltaic materials are presented, as well as expectations for further material improvements. Recent progress in reducing manufacturing costs through process R&D and product improvements are described. Applications that are most suitable for the different technologies are discussed. Finally, manufacturing capacities and current and projected module manufacturing costs are presented.

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:
755973
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-520-27704
TRN: AH200016%%255
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ASME 2000 34th National Heat Transfer Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (US), 08/20/2000--08/22/2000; Other Information: PBD: 15 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; SOLAR CELLS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; EFFICIENCY; PERFORMANCE; FABRICATION; COST; PHOTOVOLTAICS; ENERGY; RENEWABLE ENERGY; MANUFACTURING R& D

Citation Formats

Witt, C. E., Surek, T., Mitchell, R. L., Symko-Davies, M., and Thomas, H. P. Terrestrial photovoltaic technologies - Recent progress in manufacturing R&D. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Witt, C. E., Surek, T., Mitchell, R. L., Symko-Davies, M., & Thomas, H. P. Terrestrial photovoltaic technologies - Recent progress in manufacturing R&D. United States.
Witt, C. E., Surek, T., Mitchell, R. L., Symko-Davies, M., and Thomas, H. P. Mon . "Terrestrial photovoltaic technologies - Recent progress in manufacturing R&D". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/755973.
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title = {Terrestrial photovoltaic technologies - Recent progress in manufacturing R&D},
author = {Witt, C. E. and Surek, T. and Mitchell, R. L. and Symko-Davies, M. and Thomas, H. P.},
abstractNote = {This paper describes photovoltaics (PV) as used for energy generation in terrestrial applications. A brief historical perspective of PV development is provided. Solar-to-electricity conversion efficiencies for various photovoltaic materials are presented, as well as expectations for further material improvements. Recent progress in reducing manufacturing costs through process R&D and product improvements are described. Applications that are most suitable for the different technologies are discussed. Finally, manufacturing capacities and current and projected module manufacturing costs are presented.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
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