Ten Years of Manufacturing R&D in PVMaT--Technical Accomplishments, Return on Investment, and Where We Go Next

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Abstract

The Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology Project has been conducting cost-shared R&D with industry for ten years. Objectives of this project are to improve photovoltaic manufacturing processes and products and to lower manufacturing costs. The majority of the efforts have been module related. Results in terms of automation, yield, and throughput have provided a significant reduction in directmanufacturing costs. Some of these results are detailed, and a measure of the return due to these efforts is discussed. Finally, technical directions for future activities are identified.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2001
Event28th IEEE PV Specialists Conference - Anchorage, Alaska
Duration: 17 Sep 200022 Sep 2000

Conference

Conference28th IEEE PV Specialists Conference
CityAnchorage, Alaska
Period17/09/0022/09/00

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-520-28973

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