Advances in Photovoltaics at NREL

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This paper discusses the critical strategic research and development issues in the development of next-generation photovoltaic technologies, emphasizing thin-film technologies that are believed to ultimately lead to lower production costs. The critical research and development issues for each technology are identified. An attempt is made to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the differenttechnologies, and to identify opportunities for fundamental research activities suited to advance the introduction of improved photovoltaic modules.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 1999
EventSPIE's 44th Annual Meeting & Exhibition - Denver, Colorado
Duration: 18 Jul 199923 Jul 1999


ConferenceSPIE's 44th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
CityDenver, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-520-26686


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