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Cost estimates for flat plate and concentrator collector arraysThe current module and installation costs for the U.S. National Photovoltaic Program's grid-connected systems are significantly higher than required for economic viability of this alternative. Attention is accordingly given to the prospects for installed module cost reductions in flat plate, linear focus Fresnel concentrator, and point focus Fresnel concentrator candidate systems. Cost projections indicate that all three systems would meet near-term and midterm goals, provided that module costs of $2.80/W(p) and $0.70/W(p), respectively, are met. The point focus Fresnel system emerges as the most viable for the near term.
Document ID
19840058642
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Shimada, K. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics
Volume: 21
ISSN: 0021-4922
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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