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Flat-plate solar array progress and plansThe Flat-Plate Solar Array Project (FSA), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), has achieved progress in a broad range of technical activities since that reported at the Fourth European Communities Conference. A particularly important analysis has been completed recently which confirms the adoption into practice by the U.S. Photovoltaic (PV Industry, of all the low-cost module technology elements proposed at the 16th Project Integration Meeting for a $2.80/Wp (1980 U.S. Dollars) design approach in the fall of 1980. This work presents along with a projection, using the same techniques, for what is believed to be a very credible ribbon-based module design for less that $0.55/Wp (1980 U.S. Dollars). Other areas to be reported upon include low-cost Si feedstock refinement; ribbon growth; process sequence development for cells; environmental isolation; engineering science investigations; and module testing progress.
Document ID
19850029203
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Callaghan, W. T. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Henry, P. K. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference(Athens)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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