Annual Report: Photovoltaic Program Branch, FY 1989

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    This report summarizes the progress of the Photovoltaic (PV) Program Branch of the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) from October 1, 1988, through September 30, 1989. The branch is responsible for managing the subcontracted portion of SERI's PV Advanced Research and Development Project. In fiscal year (FY) 1989, this included nearly 50 subcontracts, with a total annualized funding ofapproximately $ 13.1 million. Approximately two-thirds of the subcontracts were with universities, at a total funding of nearly $4 million. The six technical sections of the report cover the main areas of the subcontracted program: Amorphous Silicon Research, Polycrystalline Thin Films, Crystalline Silicon Materials Research, High-Efficiency Concepts, New Ideas, and University Participation.Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs provide a discussion of approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1989, and future research directions.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages280
    StatePublished - 1990

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-211-3643


    • amorphous state
    • cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic solar cells modules
    • copper selenide solar cells
    • deposition
    • efficiency
    • gallium arsenide
    • photovoltaic cells
    • semiconductor materials
    • silicon solar cells
    • solar cells
    • thin films


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