Roadblocks to terawatt solar photovoltaics

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Abstract

As shown in Table 2.3, solar photovoltaics has to be deployed at a scale of tens of peak terawatts or it will make little impact on our future energy mix. Terawatt-scale deployment of any of the cell technologies in Fig. 2.1 requires massive amounts of natural resources such as electricity and raw materials. The limited supplies of these resources will likely prevent many of them from reaching terawatt scales. This chapter begins with a discussion on requirements for a terawatt-scale low-cost high-efficiency solar cell technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages61-79
Number of pages19
Edition9781447156420
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StatePublished - 2014

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

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Technology
Electricity
Natural resources
Solar cells
Raw materials
Costs and Cost Analysis
Cost Efficiency
Natural Resources
Solar Cells
High Efficiency
Costs
Table
Likely
Resources
Requirements
Cell
Energy

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
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Tao, M. (2014). Roadblocks to terawatt solar photovoltaics. In SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (9781447156420 ed., pp. 61-79). (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology; No. 9781447156420). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5643-7_5

Roadblocks to terawatt solar photovoltaics. / Tao, Meng.

SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology. 9781447156420. ed. Springer Verlag, 2014. p. 61-79 (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology; No. 9781447156420).

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Tao, M 2014, Roadblocks to terawatt solar photovoltaics. in SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology. 9781447156420 edn, SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology, no. 9781447156420, Springer Verlag, pp. 61-79. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5643-7_5
Tao M. Roadblocks to terawatt solar photovoltaics. In SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology. 9781447156420 ed. Springer Verlag. 2014. p. 61-79. (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology; 9781447156420). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5643-7_5
Tao, Meng. / Roadblocks to terawatt solar photovoltaics. SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology. 9781447156420. ed. Springer Verlag, 2014. pp. 61-79 (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology; 9781447156420).
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