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Title: Photovoltaic Materials and Devices 2017

Abstract

The demand of photovoltaic energy has continued to grow in recent years concomitant with a decrease in the module prices. There continues to be slight overcapacity of production despite large installations worldwide, particularly in China and the USA. The global capacity additions in 2017 are expected to reach 79 gigawatts (GW), slightly higher than 77 GW in 2016. While most of the solar cell manufacturing is occurring in China, there is a growing interest in developing module assembly in many other countries (particularly in India). As the manufacturing volume grows, there is continued reduction in the manufacturing cost. However, there continues to be considerable need for further research into improved cell/module designs and fabrication technology. This is the 4th special issue of the International Journal of Photoenergy on 'Photovoltaic Materials and Devices' and is a very short assembly of accepted papers from a much wider submission, aimed at recent advances in materials and PV systems. Here, this issue contains 5 papers on various aspects of photovoltaics, which are briefly described here.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab., Idledale, CO (United States)
  2. New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1485562
Report Number(s):
[NREL/JA-5900-72921]
[Journal ID: ISSN 1110-662X]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC36-08GO28308]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Photoenergy
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 2018]; Journal ID: ISSN 1110-662X
Publisher:
Hindawi
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; photovoltaics; materials; devices

Citation Formats

Sopori, Bhushan, Basnyat, Prakash, and Devayajanam, Srinivas. Photovoltaic Materials and Devices 2017. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1155/2018/5717323.
Sopori, Bhushan, Basnyat, Prakash, & Devayajanam, Srinivas. Photovoltaic Materials and Devices 2017. United States. doi:10.1155/2018/5717323.
Sopori, Bhushan, Basnyat, Prakash, and Devayajanam, Srinivas. Thu . "Photovoltaic Materials and Devices 2017". United States. doi:10.1155/2018/5717323. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1485562.
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author = {Sopori, Bhushan and Basnyat, Prakash and Devayajanam, Srinivas},
abstractNote = {The demand of photovoltaic energy has continued to grow in recent years concomitant with a decrease in the module prices. There continues to be slight overcapacity of production despite large installations worldwide, particularly in China and the USA. The global capacity additions in 2017 are expected to reach 79 gigawatts (GW), slightly higher than 77 GW in 2016. While most of the solar cell manufacturing is occurring in China, there is a growing interest in developing module assembly in many other countries (particularly in India). As the manufacturing volume grows, there is continued reduction in the manufacturing cost. However, there continues to be considerable need for further research into improved cell/module designs and fabrication technology. This is the 4th special issue of the International Journal of Photoenergy on 'Photovoltaic Materials and Devices' and is a very short assembly of accepted papers from a much wider submission, aimed at recent advances in materials and PV systems. Here, this issue contains 5 papers on various aspects of photovoltaics, which are briefly described here.},
doi = {10.1155/2018/5717323},
journal = {International Journal of Photoenergy},
number = ,
volume = [2018],
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}

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