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The impact of silicon feedstock on the PV module cost
Año:2010
Áreas de investigación
  • Física química y matemáticas
Datos
Descripción
The impact of the use of new (solar grade) silicon feedstock materials on the manufacturing Cost of wafer-based crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules is analyzed considering effects of material cost, efficiency of utilisation, and quality. Calculations based on data provided by European industry partners are presented for a baseline Manufacturing technology and for four advanced wafer silicon technologies which may be ready for industrial implementation in the near future. lso-cost curves show the technology parameter combinations that yield a constant total module cost for varying feedstock cost, silicon utilisation, and cell efficiency. A large variation of feedstock cost for different production processes, from near semiconductor grade Si (30 epsilon/kg) to upgraded metallurgical grade Si (10 epsilon/kg), changes the cost of crystalline silicon modules by 11% for present module technologies or by 7% for advanced technologies, if the cell efficiency call be maintained. However, this cost advantage is completely lost if cell efficiency is reduced, due to quality degradation, by ail absolute 1.7% for present module technology or by ail absolute 1.3% for advanced technologies.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS
ISSN
0927-0248
Factor de impacto JCR
3,858
Información de impacto
Volumen
94
DOI
Número de revista
Desde la página
345
Hasta la página
349
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Participantes
  • Participante: Gonzalo del Coso
  • Autor: Carlos del Cañizo Nadal (UPM)
  • Participante: W.C. Sinke
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Silicio y Nuevos Conceptos para Células Solares
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
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