Technology Pathway Partnership Final Scientific Report

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This report covers the scientific progress and results made in the development of high efficiency multijunction solar cells and the light concentrating non-imaging optics for the commercial generation of renewable solar energy. During the contract period the efficiency of the multijunction solar cell was raised from 36.5% to 40% in commercially available fully qualified cells. In addition significant strides were made in automating production process for these cells in order to meet the costs required to compete with commercial electricity. Concurrent with the cells effort Boeing also developed a non imaging optical systems to raise the light intensity at the ... continued below

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Hall, John C. Dr. & Godby, Larry A. April 26, 2012.

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This report covers the scientific progress and results made in the development of high efficiency multijunction solar cells and the light concentrating non-imaging optics for the commercial generation of renewable solar energy. During the contract period the efficiency of the multijunction solar cell was raised from 36.5% to 40% in commercially available fully qualified cells. In addition significant strides were made in automating production process for these cells in order to meet the costs required to compete with commercial electricity. Concurrent with the cells effort Boeing also developed a non imaging optical systems to raise the light intensity at the photovoltaic cell to the rage of 800 to 900 suns. Solar module efficiencies greater than 30% were consistently demonstrated. The technology and its manufacturing were maturated to a projected price of < $0.015 per kWh and demonstrated by automated assembly in a robotic factory with a throughput of 2 MWh/yr. The technology was demonstrated in a 100 kW power plant erected at California State University Northridge, CA.

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  • Report No.: DE-FC36-07GO17052
  • Grant Number: FC36-07GO17052
  • DOI: 10.2172/1046041 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1046041
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc838475

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  • April 26, 2012

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Hall, John C. Dr. & Godby, Larry A. Technology Pathway Partnership Final Scientific Report, report, April 26, 2012; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc838475/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.