Evaluation and Directions of the Photovoltaic Technologies

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The status of, directions, and expectations for the photovoltaic technologies are discussed and updated, with emphasis on the performances of cells and modules used in various research and commercial solar cell approaches. Current and projected research and development directions are indicated. Special aspects of the current evolution of photovoltaics from the research laboratory to the commercial arena are discussed, including new programs directed to make this energy resource a viable electricity choice for users worldwide.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)252-267
Number of pages16
JournalRenewable Energy
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 1994

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-412-6844


  • cells
  • commercialization
  • efficiency
  • module
  • performance
  • Photovoltaics
  • research


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