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Recent developments in low cost silicon solar cells for terrestrial applicationsA variety of techniques may be used for photovoltaic energy systems. Concentrated or not concentrated sunlight may be employed, and a number of materials can be used, including silicon, gallium arsenide, cadmium sulfide, and cadmium telluride. Most of the experience, however, has been obtained with silicon cells employed without sunlight concentration. An industrial base exists at present for producing solar cells at a price in the range from $15 to $30 per peak watt. A major federal program has the objective to reduce the price of power provided by silicon solar systems to approximately $1 per peak watt in the early 1980's and $0.50 per watt by 1986. The approaches considered for achieving this objective are discussed.
Document ID
19790036808
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Leipold, M. H.
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
NONMETALLIC MATERIALS
Meeting Information
Selective application of materials for products and energy; Twenty-third National Symposium and Exhibition(Anaheim, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-100
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other