PVMaT Improvements in the BP Solar Photovoltaic Module Manufacturing Technology: Final Subcontract Report, 4 May 1998 - 30 November 2001

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report

Abstract

This report describes the advancement of BP Solar PV manufacturing technologies in order to design and implement a process that produces polycrystalline silicon PV modules that can be sold profitably for $2.00 per peak watt or less and that increases the production capacity of the Frederick plant to at least 25 megawatts per year.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages106
StatePublished - 2002

Bibliographical note

Work performed by BP Solar, Frederick, Maryland

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-520-32066

Keywords

  • acoustic emissions-based
  • anti-reflection coating
  • ellipsometry
  • etched wafer
  • hemispherical spectral reflectance
  • module lamination
  • moisture vapor transmission rate
  • optical scattering
  • polycrystalline silicon
  • PV
  • PVMAT
  • secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS)
  • short circuit current (ISC)
  • solidification casting process
  • thick film paste

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