Photovoltaic manufacturing technology phase 2B: Spheral Solar{trademark} technology. Final subcontract report, January 24, 1994--January 23, 1995

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Description

This report describes work performed by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) to improve Spheral Solar{trademark} technology product quality and to accelerate the scale-up of production, resulting in substantial reductions in manufacturing costs. The Spheral Solar{trademark} manufacturing sequence is divided into three major process areas: sphere fabrication, cell building, and module assembly. The objective was to conduct parallel activities to address significant portions of the Spheral Solar{trademark} PV cell and module manufacturing process. Included were tasks to (1) increase the efficiency of the spheres, cells, and modules; (2) increase the yield and throughput of spheres and cells; (3) increase the fabricated cell ... continued below

Physical Description

35 pages

Creation Information

Schmit, R. R. October 1, 1995.

Context

This report is part of the collection entitled: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this report can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this report or its content.

Author

Sponsor

Publishers

Provided By

UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains millions of items in a variety of formats. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an Affiliated Archive of the National Archives.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this report. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Description

This report describes work performed by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) to improve Spheral Solar{trademark} technology product quality and to accelerate the scale-up of production, resulting in substantial reductions in manufacturing costs. The Spheral Solar{trademark} manufacturing sequence is divided into three major process areas: sphere fabrication, cell building, and module assembly. The objective was to conduct parallel activities to address significant portions of the Spheral Solar{trademark} PV cell and module manufacturing process. Included were tasks to (1) increase the efficiency of the spheres, cells, and modules; (2) increase the yield and throughput of spheres and cells; (3) increase the fabricated cell reliability; and (4) reduce cell and module labor costs. Studies were also performed on module producibility, module production line flows, increased automation, and required module specifications. TI made excellent progress in continued process development on the current pilot line. Critical higher risk pieces of production-scale equipment were added to the line for early problem identification, redesign, and process modification. Other sub-processes had production scale equipment concepts developed and prototyped.

Physical Description

35 pages

Notes

OSTI as DE95013144

Source

  • Other Information: Supercedes report DE95013144; PBD: Oct 1995

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this report in the Digital Library or other systems.

  • Other: DE95013144
  • Report No.: NREL/TP--411-20018
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • DOI: 10.2172/132686 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 132686
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622919

Collections

This report is part of the following collection of related materials.

Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports

Reports, articles and other documents harvested from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is the Department of Energy (DOE) office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored research and development (R&D) results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions.

What responsibilities do I have when using this report?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this report.

Creation Date

  • October 1, 1995

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 16, 2015, 7:43 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • March 31, 2016, 8:59 p.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this report last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 1
Total Uses: 4

Interact With This Report

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Reading

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Schmit, R. R. Photovoltaic manufacturing technology phase 2B: Spheral Solar{trademark} technology. Final subcontract report, January 24, 1994--January 23, 1995, report, October 1, 1995; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622919/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.