Materials availability expands the opportunity for large-scale photovoltaics deployment.

  title={Materials availability expands the opportunity for large-scale photovoltaics deployment.},
  author={Cyrus Wadia and A. Alivisatos and D. Kammen},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={43 6},
  • Cyrus Wadia, A. Alivisatos, D. Kammen
  • Published 2009
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Environmental science & technology
  • Solar photovoltaics have great promise for a low-carbon future but remain expensive relative to other technologies. Greatly increased penetration of photovoltaics into global energy markets requires an expansion in attention from designs of high-performance to those that can deliver significantly lower cost per kilowatt-hour. To evaluate a new set of technical and economic performance targets, we examine material extraction costs and supply constraints for 23 promising semiconducting materials… CONTINUE READING
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