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Title: Breakthrough Furnace Can Cut Solar Industry Costs (Fact Sheet)

A game-changing Optical Cavity Furnace (OCF), developed by NREL, uses optics to heat and purify solar cells at unmatched precision, while also boosting the cells' efficiency.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1090156
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-6A42-59012
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Innovation Impact: Solar Manufacturing, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Techologies Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY OPTICAL CAVITY FURNACE; OCF; THERMAL PROCESSING; AOS SOLAR INC.; RANCHO PALO VERDES, CALIFORNIA; PHOTONIC EFFECTS; IMPURITY REMOVAL; GETTERING; JUNCTIONS; MECHANICAL TESTING; R&D 100 AWARD; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics