Materials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability: TechConnect Briefs 2017Materials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability TechConnect Briefs 2017

Solar Technologies Chapter 2

Evaluation of factory infrastructure for next-generation PV manufacturing

A. Halbe, D. Yeaman
M+W Group, United States

pp. 58 - 61

Keywords: PV, manufacturing, facilities, thin-film, crystalline silicon

The development of a cost and energy efficient PV cell and module manufacturing facility is crucial to manage overall factory CAPEX. PV module prices in 2016 have dropped to $0.35/W. Next generation module manufacturing requires that the overall PV factory capex be