• Publications
  • Influence
A Review of Solar Photovoltaic Levelized Cost of Electricity
As the solar photovoltaic (PV) matures, the economic feasibility of PV projects are increasingly being evaluated using the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) generation in order to be compared toExpand
  • 936
  • 52
Mechanical properties of components fabricated with open-source 3-D printers under realistic environmental conditions
Abstract The recent development of the RepRap, an open-source self-replicating rapid prototyper, has made 3-D polymer-based printers readily available to the public at low costs (
  • 577
  • 21
Quantifying Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Potential for Regional Renewable Energy Policy
Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has matured to become a technically viable large-scale source of sustainable energy. Understanding the rooftop PV potential is critical for utility planning,Expand
  • 288
  • 12
  • PDF
Global value chains from a 3D printing perspective
This article outlines the evolution of additive manufacturing technology, culminating in 3D printing and presents a vision of how this evolution is affecting existing global value chains (GVCs) inExpand
  • 124
  • 9
  • PDF
Building Research Equipment with Free, Open-Source Hardware
A rapidly increasing selection of laboratory equipment can be fabricated with open-source three-dimensional printers at low cost. Most experimental research projects are executed with a combinationExpand
  • 352
  • 8
Incorporating Shading Losses in Solar Photovoltaic Potential Assessment at the Municipal Scale
Recently several algorithms have been developed to calculate the solar photovoltaic (PV) potential on the basis of 2.5D raster data that can capture urban morphology. This study provides a newExpand
  • 95
  • 7
Analytical model for the optical functions of amorphous semiconductors from the near-infrared to ultraviolet: Applications in thin film photovoltaics
We have developed a Kramers–Kronig consistent analytical expression to fit the measured optical functions of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) based alloys, i.e., the real and imaginary partsExpand
  • 410
  • 6
  • PDF
Life-cycle economic analysis of distributed manufacturing with open-source 3-D printers
Abstract The recent development of open-source 3-D printers makes scaling of distributed additive-based manufacturing of high-value objects technically feasible and offers the potential forExpand
  • 288
  • 6
  • PDF
3-D Printing of Open Source Appropriate Technologies for Self-Directed Sustainable Development
The technological evolution of the 3-D printer, widespread internet access and inexpensive computing has made a new means of open design capable of accelerating self-directed sustainable development.Expand
  • 206
  • 6
  • PDF
Producer Responsibility and Recycling Solar Photovoltaic Modules
Rapid expansion of the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is quickly causing solar to play a growing importance in the energy mix of the world. Over the full life cycle, although to a smaller degreeExpand
  • 139
  • 6
  • PDF