8 September 1983 The Manufacture Of Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic Modules
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Proceedings Volume 0407, Photovoltaics for Solar Energy Applications II; (1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935685
Event: 1983 Technical Symposium East, 1983, Arlington, United States
Abstract
This paper discusses the components of a projected manufacturing process for amorphous silicon photovoltaic modules. The modules themselves are monolithic series-intraconnected panels. This design exploits the intrinsic advantages of the thin film technologies employed and will result in the simultaneous achievement of high module performance and low manufacturing costs. It is projected that modules with efficiencies in excess of 10%, at manufacturing costs of less than 0.50/W can be produced. The projected manufacturing process will be discussed with regard to its roduction cost components. The impact of anticipated amorphous silicon device performance improvements upon the manufacturing process and the manufacturing costs will also be discussed.
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A. H. Firester, "The Manufacture Of Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic Modules", Proc. SPIE 0407, Photovoltaics for Solar Energy Applications II, (8 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935685; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.935685
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