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Terrestrial photovoltaic collector technology trendsFollowing the path of space PV collector development in its early stages, terrestrial PV technologies based upon single-crystal silicon have matured rapidly. Currently, terrestrial PV cells with efficiencies approaching space cell efficiencies are being fabricated into modules at a fraction of the space PV module cost. New materials, including CuInSe2 and amorphous silicon, are being developed for lowering the cost, and multijunction materials for achieving higher efficiency. Large grid-interactive, tracking flat-plate power systems and concentrator PV systems totaling about 10 MW, are already in operation. Collector technology development both flat-plate and concentrator, will continue under an extensive government and private industry partnership.
Document ID
19850063341
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Shimada, K. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Costogue, E. (California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
IECEC ''84: Advanced energy systems - Their role in our future(San Francisco, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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