Government High Performance PV Solicitation

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) High Performance (HiPerf) PV Project has issued a solicitation for Letters of Interest (LOI) for research and development efforts from members of the photovoltaic (PV) and related industries to address long-term goals of bringing polycrystalline thin-film tandem cells and modules toward 25 and 20 percent efficiencies.

Golden, Colorado – February 21, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) High Performance (HiPerf) PV Project has issued a solicitation for Letters of Interest (LOI) for research and development efforts from members of the photovoltaic (PV) and related industries to address long-term goals of bringing polycrystalline thin-film tandem cells and modules toward 25 and 20 percent efficiencies, respectively; and developing III-V multijunction precommercial concentrator modules able to convert more than one-third of the sun’s energy to electricity. The anticipated effort is a continuation of the HiPerf PV Project, which began investigating a wide range of complex issues in both the polycrystalline thin-film tandem area as well as the III-V multi-junction concentrator area. The current solicitation, Phase IB, High Performance PV Exploring and Accelerating Ultimate Pathways, is a continuation of Phase I and will address exploring and accelerating ultimate pathways to reach the project’s long-term goals. It is thought that several promising approaches will be identified in each category during this phase to begin Phase II, Implementation of Pathways. The request for LOI, is divided into two categories: HiPerf PV Polycrystalline Thin-Film Tandem Cells, and XIII-V Multijunction Concentrators. The Responders may propose in either/both categories. Category A¡X Polycrystalline Thin-Film Tandem Cells: Includes combining high-bandgap and low-bandgap single junctions. It should be possible to fabricate polycrystalline thin-film tandem cells with efficiencies over 15 percent in the short-term and 25 percent in the long-term. To explore and accelerate the development of pathways, critical requirements of the science base (needed, but not limited to) will focus on a high-efficiency wide-bandgap cell, 1.55
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