Terrestrial Photovoltaic Technologies Update

C. Edwin Witt, Richard L. Mitchell, Holly P. Thomas, Martha Symko-Davies

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A description of terrestrial photovoltaics (PV), what it is and what it accomplishes, and a very brief historical perspective of its development are presented. Today's leading technologies are identified and discussed. Current areas for improvement and suggestions for future R&D focus are presented. Information is provided on the latest developments in terms of efficiencies, cost, industry output and prospects. The most suited applications are also addressed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)349-353
Number of pages5
JournalRenewable Energy
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2001

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-520-30634


  • Photovoltaics
  • PV manufacturing costs
  • PV technologies
  • Terrestrial PV applications


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