Perspective on Photovltaic Amorphous Silicon

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    Research on amorphous silicon photovoltaics has been funded by the United States Department of Energy since the late 1970s. This paper examines how much has been spent and what that funding has accomplished in the United States. The government funding for amorphous silicon has not only helped establish a photovoltaics industry, but has also helped to establish technologies such as amorphoussilicon thin-film transistors and optical sensors.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages11
    StatePublished - 1992

    Bibliographical note

    Prepared for the PVAR&D Conference, Denver, Colorado

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-412-4796


    • amorphous silicon
    • photovoltaics (PV)
    • solar energy


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