Photovoltaic Industry Manufacturing Technology Assessment: Final Report

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This report contains the results of the Photovoltaic (PV) Industry Manufacturing Technology Assessment performed by the Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) of the University of Texas at Arlington for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. ARRI surveyed eleven companies to determine their state-of-manufacturing in the areas of engineering design, operations management, manufacturingtechnology, equipment maintenance, quality management, and plant conditions. Interviews with company personnel and plant tours at each of the facilities were conducted and the information compiled.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages27
StatePublished - 1998

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Automation & Robotics Research Institute, Fort Worth, Texas

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-520-24823


  • operations management
  • photovoltaics (PV)
  • plant conditions


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