Abstract

Concentrating PV offers a route to continued reduction in the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of photovoltaics while simultaneously offering increases in efficiency. In addition to the conventional routes to cost reductions for high concentration PV of increasing efficiency and re-using substrates, we show (1) increased growth rates, which have shown comparable material quality to conventional growth rages enable reduction of growth costs; (2) there is substantial room for cost reductions in the Ge wafers as production volume increases; (3) reductions in wafer and growth costs provide an additional path to lower LCOE through low concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages975-979
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538685297
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 26 2018
Event7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - Waikoloa Village, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2018Jun 15 2018

Other

Other7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa Village
Period6/10/186/15/18

Keywords

  • CPV
  • III-V solar cells
  • LCOE
  • low concentration
  • PV system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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