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Title: Multijunction Photovoltaic Technologies for High-Performance Concentrators

Abstract

Multijunction solar cells provide high-performance technology pathways leading to potentially low-cost electricity generated from concentrated sunlight. The National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has funded different III-V multijunction solar cell technologies and various solar concentration approaches. Within this group of projects, III-V solar cell efficiencies of 41% are close at hand and will likely be reported in these conference proceedings. Companies with well-developed solar concentrator structures foresee installed system costs of $3/watt--half of today's costs--within the next 2 to 5 years as these high-efficiency photovoltaic technologies are incorporated into their concentrator photovoltaic systems. These technology improvements are timely as new large-scale multi-megawatt markets, appropriate for high performance PV concentrators, open around the world.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
943987
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: [Proceedings] 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-4), 7-12 May 2006, Waikoloa, Hawaii; Related Information: For preprint version see NREL/CP-520-39791
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CONCENTRATORS; ELECTRICITY; ENERGY CONVERSION; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; PERFORMANCE; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics

Citation Formats

McConnell, R., and Symko-Davies, M. Multijunction Photovoltaic Technologies for High-Performance Concentrators. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
McConnell, R., & Symko-Davies, M. Multijunction Photovoltaic Technologies for High-Performance Concentrators. United States.
McConnell, R., and Symko-Davies, M. Sun . "Multijunction Photovoltaic Technologies for High-Performance Concentrators". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {Multijunction solar cells provide high-performance technology pathways leading to potentially low-cost electricity generated from concentrated sunlight. The National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has funded different III-V multijunction solar cell technologies and various solar concentration approaches. Within this group of projects, III-V solar cell efficiencies of 41% are close at hand and will likely be reported in these conference proceedings. Companies with well-developed solar concentrator structures foresee installed system costs of $3/watt--half of today's costs--within the next 2 to 5 years as these high-efficiency photovoltaic technologies are incorporated into their concentrator photovoltaic systems. These technology improvements are timely as new large-scale multi-megawatt markets, appropriate for high performance PV concentrators, open around the world.},
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year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
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