Progress in photovoltaic components and systems

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The Photovoltaic Manufacturing Research and Development project is a government/industry partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy and members of the U.S. photovoltaic (PV) industry. The purpose of the project is to work with industry to improve manufacturing processes, reduce manufacturing costs, and improve the performance of PV products. This project is conducted through phased solicitations with industry participants selected through a competitive evaluation process. Starting in 1995, the two most recent solicitations include manufacturing improvements for balance-of-system (BOS) components, energy storage, and PV system design improvements. This paper surveys the work accomplished since that time, as well as BOS ... continued below

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Thomas, H.; Kroposki, B.; Witt, C. & Bower, W. May 5, 2000.

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The Photovoltaic Manufacturing Research and Development project is a government/industry partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy and members of the U.S. photovoltaic (PV) industry. The purpose of the project is to work with industry to improve manufacturing processes, reduce manufacturing costs, and improve the performance of PV products. This project is conducted through phased solicitations with industry participants selected through a competitive evaluation process. Starting in 1995, the two most recent solicitations include manufacturing improvements for balance-of-system (BOS) components, energy storage, and PV system design improvements. This paper surveys the work accomplished since that time, as well as BOS work currently in progress in the PV Manufacturing R&D project to identify areas of continued interest and product trends. Industry participants continue to work to improve inverters and to expand the features and capabilities of this key component. The industry also continues to advance fully integrated systems that meet standards for performance and safety. All participants included manufacturing improvements to reduce costs and improve reliability. Accomplishments of the project's participants are summarized to illustrate the product and manufacturing trends.

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  • 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Glasgow (GB), 05/01/2000--05/05/2000

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-520-27460
  • Grant Number: AC36-99GO10337
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 755956
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc707579

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Thomas, H.; Kroposki, B.; Witt, C. & Bower, W. Progress in photovoltaic components and systems, article, May 5, 2000; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707579/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.