Phase 2 of the array automated assembly task for the low cost silicon solar array project. Interim report

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The LSA Automated Array Assembly Task has as its goal the manufacture of photovoltaic modules at a capacity of 500 MW per year at a cost of $0.50 per peak watt. Divided between ten solar cell manufacturers, each installation should produce 50 MW per year. This implies that automated machinery would continuously produce 120 solar cells per minute. The purpose of this report is to detail the processes and techniques which are believed to have great promise of accomplishing this task. The initial stages of the program were involved in studying the possibility of automated assembly. Phase 1 reviewed a ... continued below

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Wihl, M.; Toro, J.; Scheinine, A. & Anderson, J. November 1, 1978.

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The LSA Automated Array Assembly Task has as its goal the manufacture of photovoltaic modules at a capacity of 500 MW per year at a cost of $0.50 per peak watt. Divided between ten solar cell manufacturers, each installation should produce 50 MW per year. This implies that automated machinery would continuously produce 120 solar cells per minute. The purpose of this report is to detail the processes and techniques which are believed to have great promise of accomplishing this task. The initial stages of the program were involved in studying the possibility of automated assembly. Phase 1 reviewed a large cross section of processes, conceptual designs, and innovative technologies in preparation for 1986. Through this documentation, a large amount of comprehensive data has been collected. It is these reports upon which the next phase of the program is based. The purpose of Phase 2 is to propose an automated sequence, verify it and present future cost projections. Utilizing the large amount of information available from Phase 1 and drawing from its own experience Solarex has proposed a process sequence which it is believed has great potential of achieving the LSA goals. This report describes the processes, details, the verification tests performed, and estimates the cost of such an automated array assembly.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A05/MF A01.

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  • Report No.: DOE/JPL/954854-4
  • Grant Number: NAS-7-100-954854
  • DOI: 10.2172/5718885 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5718885
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092295

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Wihl, M.; Toro, J.; Scheinine, A. & Anderson, J. Phase 2 of the array automated assembly task for the low cost silicon solar array project. Interim report, report, November 1, 1978; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092295/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.