Crystalline-Silicon Solar Cells for the 21st Century

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The worldwide market share for crystalline-silicon solar cells has increased steadily in the last 10 years. In 1998, about 87% of the photovoltaic modules shipped worldwide are based on crystalline silicon. This dominance will likely continue into at least the first few years of the 21st century. The long-term growth of crystalline-silicon solar cells will depend on the development of low-costpolysilicon feedstock, silicon films, and advanced cell and module manufacturing processes.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 1999
EventElectrochemical Society International Symposium - Seattle, Washington
Duration: 1 May 19991 May 1999


ConferenceElectrochemical Society International Symposium
CitySeattle, Washington

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-590-26513


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