1 February 1992 Thin Film Solar Cells Based on Chalcogenides and Chalcopyrites
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Proceedings Volume 1523, Conference on Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits; (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.634080
Event: Conference on Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits, 1992, Madras, India
Abstract
At present the international photovoltaic scenario is characterized by the following features: - during the. last decade the real commercial market has been steadily increasing, with a rate of about 20 % in recent years, and is by far larger than the government-supported market; - this commercial market is totally concentrated on "stand- alone" applications, where a competition by a public grid does not exist; - grid-connected large-scale photovoltaic power plants are no- where in the world competitive with conventional power plants; - the "power-sector" - medium and large-scale PV-installations - is dominated by solar cells made from crystalline silicon; - in the past the goals for efficiency development have been achieved, however, those for cost reduction of PV have always been too optimistic; - the cost reduction potential of c-Si is limited, probably to the range 1 to 2 US $ per peak Watt.
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E. Pfisterer, Hans Werner Schock, "Thin Film Solar Cells Based on Chalcogenides and Chalcopyrites", Proc. SPIE 1523, Conference on Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.634080; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.634080
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