Chapter 11. The Terawatt Challenge for Thin Film Photovoltaics

  1. Jef Poortmans and
  2. Vladimir Arkhipov
  1. Ken Zweibel

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470091282.ch11

Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications

Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications

How to Cite

Zweibel, K. (2006) The Terawatt Challenge for Thin Film Photovoltaics, in Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications (eds J. Poortmans and V. Arkhipov), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470091282.ch11

Editor Information

  1. IMEC, Leuven, Belgium

Author Information

  1. NREL, Golden, CO, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
  2. Published Print: 8 SEP 2006

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Materials for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dr Peter Capper3,
  2. Professor Safa Kasap4 and
  3. Professor Arthur Willoughby5

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Infrared Ltd, Southampton, UK

  2. 4

    University of Saskatchewan, Canada

  3. 5

    University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470091265

Online ISBN: 9780470091289

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • thin film photovoltaic (PV) and ‘Terawatt (TW) Challenge’;
  • coal/sequestration approach;
  • coal and biomass CO2 sequestration scenario;
  • thin film module bottom up analysis cost;
  • shunt curing and photolithography;
  • physical vapor deposition (PVD) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) approaches;
  • balance of module (BOM);
  • CIS technology;
  • Staebler–Wronski Effect

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Prologue

  • ‘The Only Big Number Out There – 125 000 TW’ (Quote, Nate Lewis, 2004)

  • Low Cost and the Idea of Thin Films

  • A Bottom Up Analysis of Thin Film Module Costs

  • Other Aspects of the ‘Terawatt Challenge’

  • Risks and Perspective

  • Acknowledgments

  • Appendix 11.1

  • Appendix 11.2

  • References