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Silicon ribbon technology assessment 1978-1986 - A computer-assisted analysis using PECANThe paper presents a 1978-1986 economic outlook for silicon ribbon technology based on the capillary action shaping technique. The outlook is presented within the framework of two sets of scenarios, which develop strategy for approaching the 1986 national energy capacity cost objective of $0.50/WE peak. The PECAN (Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Analysis) simulation technique is used to develop a 1986 sheet material price ($50/sq m) which apparently can be attained without further scientific breakthrough.
Document ID
19790056925
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Kran, A. (IBM Corp. System Products Div., East Fishkill, N.Y., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
NONMETALLIC MATERIALS
Meeting Information
Photovoltaic Specialists Conference(Washington, DC)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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