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Title: PV Manufacturing R&D Project -- Trends in the U.S. PV Industry

Abstract

To foster continued growth in the U.S. photovoltaic (PV) industry, the U.S. Department of Energy initiated the PV Manufacturing R&D (PVMR&D) Project--a partnership with U.S. PV industry participants to perform cost-shared manufacturing research and development. Throughout FY 2004, PVMR&D managed fourteen subcontracts across the industry. The impact of PVMR&D is quantified by reductions in direct module manufacturing costs, scale-up of existing PV production capacity, and accrual of cost savings to the public and industry. An analysis of public and industry investment shows that both recaptured funds by mid-1998 based on estimated manufacturing cost savings from PVMR&D participation. Since project inception, total PV manufacturing capacity has increased from 14 MW to 201 MW at the close of 2003, while direct manufacturing costs declined from $5.55/W to $2.49/W. These results demonstrate continued progress toward the overriding goals of the PVMR&D project.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
860692
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-520-37030
TRN: US200524%%243
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Presented at the 2004 DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program Review Meeting, 25-28 October 2004, Denver, Colorado. Also included in the proceedings available on CD-ROM (DOE/GO-102005-2067; NREL/CD-520-37140)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING; CAPACITY; MANUFACTURING; SOLAR ENERGY; PV; INDUSTRY; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; PRODUCTION CAPACITY; ACCRUAL OF COST SAVINGS; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics

Citation Formats

Brown, K E, Mitchell, R L, Bower, W I, and King, R. PV Manufacturing R&D Project -- Trends in the U.S. PV Industry. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Brown, K E, Mitchell, R L, Bower, W I, & King, R. PV Manufacturing R&D Project -- Trends in the U.S. PV Industry. United States.
Brown, K E, Mitchell, R L, Bower, W I, and King, R. Sat . "PV Manufacturing R&D Project -- Trends in the U.S. PV Industry". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/860692.
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abstractNote = {To foster continued growth in the U.S. photovoltaic (PV) industry, the U.S. Department of Energy initiated the PV Manufacturing R&D (PVMR&D) Project--a partnership with U.S. PV industry participants to perform cost-shared manufacturing research and development. Throughout FY 2004, PVMR&D managed fourteen subcontracts across the industry. The impact of PVMR&D is quantified by reductions in direct module manufacturing costs, scale-up of existing PV production capacity, and accrual of cost savings to the public and industry. An analysis of public and industry investment shows that both recaptured funds by mid-1998 based on estimated manufacturing cost savings from PVMR&D participation. Since project inception, total PV manufacturing capacity has increased from 14 MW to 201 MW at the close of 2003, while direct manufacturing costs declined from $5.55/W to $2.49/W. These results demonstrate continued progress toward the overriding goals of the PVMR&D project.},
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