Pathways to terawatt solar photovoltaics

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Abstract

There are multiple roadblocks and bottlenecks for the current commercial solar cell technologies to become a noticeable source of energy in our future energy mix. Roadblocks represent showstoppers which we have to remove in order to move forward. Bottlenecks are difficulties which we would like to overcome, but we can live with if push comes to shove. For terawatt-scale deployment of solar photovoltaics, resource limitations are roadblocks, and cost and efficiency are bottlenecks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages81-103
Number of pages23
Edition9781447156420
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Number9781447156420
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Engineering(all)

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Tao, M. (2014). Pathways to terawatt solar photovoltaics. In SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (9781447156420 ed., pp. 81-103). (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology; No. 9781447156420). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5643-7_6