Decade of PV Industry R and D Advances in Silicon Module Manufacturing

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The US Photovoltaic (PV) industry has made significant technical advances in crystalline silicon (Si) module manufacturing through the PV Manufacturing R and D Project during the past decade. Funded Si technologies in this project have been Czochralski, cast polycrystalline, edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) ribbon, string ribbon, and Si-film. Specific R and D Si module-manufacturing categories that have shown technical growth and will be discussed are in crystal growth and processing, wafering, cell fabrication, and module manufacturing. These R and D advancements since 1992 have contributed to a 30% decrease in PV manufacturing costs and stimulated a sevenfold increase in PV ... continued below

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Symko-Davis, M.; Mitchell, R.L.; Witt, C.E.; Thomas, H.P.; King, R. & Ruby, D.S. January 18, 2001.

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The US Photovoltaic (PV) industry has made significant technical advances in crystalline silicon (Si) module manufacturing through the PV Manufacturing R and D Project during the past decade. Funded Si technologies in this project have been Czochralski, cast polycrystalline, edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) ribbon, string ribbon, and Si-film. Specific R and D Si module-manufacturing categories that have shown technical growth and will be discussed are in crystal growth and processing, wafering, cell fabrication, and module manufacturing. These R and D advancements since 1992 have contributed to a 30% decrease in PV manufacturing costs and stimulated a sevenfold increase in PV production capacity.

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  • 28th IEEE PV Specialists Conference, Anchorage, AK (US), 09/17/2000--09/22/2000

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Symko-Davis, M.; Mitchell, R.L.; Witt, C.E.; Thomas, H.P.; King, R. & Ruby, D.S. Decade of PV Industry R and D Advances in Silicon Module Manufacturing, article, January 18, 2001; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc716619/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.