Thumbnail
Access Restriction
Open

Author Kurtz, S. R. ♦ Friedman, D. J.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword SOLAR ENERGY ♦ GALLIUM COMPOUNDS ♦ INDIUM COMPOUNDS ♦ PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS ♦ ARSENIC COMPOUNDS ♦ SOLAR CELLS ♦ SOLAR CONCENTRATORS ♦ GALLIUM ARSENIDES ♦ GALLIUM PHOSPHIDES ♦ INDIUM PHOSPHIDES ♦ USES ♦ MANUFACTURING ♦ EFFICIENCY ♦ STANDARDS
Abstract GaInP/GaAs cells invented and developed at NREL have achieved world-record efficiencies. We estimate that their production for space applications has grown to {gt}{dollar_sign}100 million/yr. Approximately 300 MW/yr of 1000X terrestrial concentrator cells could be fabricated with the existing manufacturing capacity at a cost of about 21{cents}/Wp. A resurgence of interest in terrestrial PV concentrators, together with the strength of the III-V space-solar-cell industry, indicate that III-V cells are also attractive for terrestrial applications. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-03-01
Publisher Department National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 462
Issue Number 1
Technical Publication No. CONF-980935-
Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Open content in new tab

   Open content in new tab