What does CPV need to achieve in order to succeed?

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Title: What does CPV need to achieve in order to succeed?
Authors: Ekins-Daukes, NJ
Sandwell, P
Nelson, J
Johnson, AD
Duggan, G
Herniak, E
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: The recent and dramatic reduction in flat-plate crystalline silicon (c-Si) technology has changed the competitive land-scape for concentrator PV (CPV) systems. Three system cost targets are considered, €1/Wp corresponding to the system cost of c-Si today, €0.75/Wp corresponding to the likely c-Si cost in 2020 and €0.5/Wp corresponding to a likely lower limit for c-Si in the long term. To compete successfully with c-Si, system efficiency needs to be raised from the present 30% to 40%, suggesting cell efficiencies of 50% and module efficiency of 44%. The module should be manufactured at an area cost below €275/m2 which implies a packaged cell cost of €3/cm2 and module + tracking cost €190/m2.
Editors: Wiesenfarth, M
Bett, A
Muller, M
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2016
Date of Acceptance: 25-Apr-2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/50045
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4962072
ISSN: 0094-243X
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Journal / Book Title: 12th international conference on concentrator photovoltaic systems (CPV-12)
Volume: 1766
Copyright Statement: © 2016 The Authors. Published by AIP Publishing.
Sponsor/Funder: The Royal Society
Funder's Grant Number: IF140092
Conference Name: 12th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV)
Keywords: Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Energy & Fuels
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Physics, Applied
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2016-04-25
Finish Date: 2016-04-27
Conference Place: Freiburg, Germany
Appears in Collections:Physics
Experimental Solid State
Centre for Environmental Policy
Faculty of Natural Sciences

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