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Title: Bottom-Up Cost Analysis of a High Concentration PV Module

We present a bottom-up model of III-V multi-junction cells, as well as a high concentration PV (HCPV) module. We calculate $0.59/W(DC) manufacturing costs for our model HCPV module design with today's capabilities, and find that reducing cell costs and increasing module efficiency offer the most promising paths for future cost reductions. Cell costs could be significantly reduced via substrate reuse and improved manufacturing yields.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1257754
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-6A20-63888
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems: CPV-11, 13-15 April 2015, Aix-les-Bains, France; Related Information: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems: CPV-11, 13-15 April 2015, Aix-les-Bains, France
Publisher:
Melville, NY: AIP Publishing
Research Org:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY manufacturing; III-V semiconductors