ECN publicatie:
Plasma Technology for Next Generation Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells - Overview and Future Outlook on Global Demand of Solar Cell Modules
Gepubliceerd door: Publicatie datum:
ECN Zonne-energie 1-2-2010
ECN publicatienummer: Publicatie type:
ECN-W--10-003 Artikel wetenschap tijdschrift
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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research (Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Resear), , 2009, Vol.Vol. 85, no. 12, p.811-819.

The future demand of solar cell modules is discussed based on the overview of the current global demand and WBGU's (German Advisory Council on Global Change) speculation on the global energy mix in this century, with respect to the modules which are currently distributed in the market of the grid connected photovoltaics. The aggregate of photovoltaic generation and solar thermal generation is anticipated as 5000 times larger in 2050 than the current amount. Even if this aggregate is halved with solar thermal, solar cell materials which can assure this huge amount are shown to be only crystalline silicon and thin film silicon whose resource can be regarded as limitless. It is also mentioned that plasma technologies play very important roles in manufacturing these silicon-based solar cell modules. In addition, a future outlook on solar thermal generation is briefly described.

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