Techno-Economic Analysis of Roll-to-Roll Production of Perovskite Modules Using Radiation Thermal Processes: Article No. 118200

Blake Martin, Delaina Amos, Ellen Brehob, Maikel van Hest, Thad Druffel

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Abstract

Perovskite solar technology can produce economically viable photovoltaic devices due to low cost of materials and scalable manufacturing. Solution phase deposition of all active layers lends itself to roll-to-roll fabrication methods which are well-established and have production rates of several hundred square meters per minute. In this techno-economic analysis, the opportunity to scale at this production throughput is considered with manufacturing rates exceeding one gigawatt per year in a single plant. Intense pulsed light is used for the post deposition process to minimize costs associated with the footprint, equipment, and operation. The analysis is limited to the operation of a roll-to-roll manufacturing facility producing a perovskite solar film that can be incorporated into photovoltaic modules. Costs associated with materials, labor, and equipment are considered along with utilities determined from the fundamental engineering calculations. The results show that at very large-scale operations of several gigawatts, the costs to produce the solar films range between $0.04 and $0.10 per watt.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Energy
Volume307
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5K00-81653

Keywords

  • intense pulsed light
  • perovskite
  • photovoltaic
  • roll-to-roll
  • techno-economic

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