In this work we assess to which extent the manufacturing of CPV components and systems is scalable towards deployment on the level of several GW of annual new installations. The problem of scalability is analyzed on two levels: A. short-term scalability, as a function of the industry’s capability for scaling up its annual manufacturing capacity, and B. long-term scalability, as a function of availability of materials resources and reserves. Both levels are investigated throughout the industry’s value-chain: from Germanium wafers towards installed CPV systems.
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Research Article| October 06 2012
Scalability of CPV towards multi-gigawatt deployment
AIP Conf. Proc. 1477, 376–382 (2012)
Ben Depuydt, Eelco Bergman, Victor Khorenko, Ralf Leutz, Jane Melia, Axel Höflich; Scalability of CPV towards multi-gigawatt deployment. AIP Conf. Proc. 6 October 2012; 1477 (1): 376–382. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4753909
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