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Recent progress in terrestrial photovoltaic collector technologyThe U.S. Photovoltaic Research and Development Program has the objective to develop the technology necessary to foster widespread grid-competitive electric power generation by the late 1980s. The flat-plate and the concentrator collector activities form the nucleus of the program. The project is concerned with the refining of silicon, silicon sheet production, solar cell processing and fabrication, encapsulation materials development, and collector design and production. The Large-Area Silicon Sheet Task has the objective to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of several methods for producing large area silicon sheet material suitable for fabricating low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells. It is expected that a variety of economic flat-plate and concentrator collectors will become commercially available for grid-connected applications.
Document ID
19830051006
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Ferber, R. R. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1982
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference; Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference(Stresa)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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