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An overview is given of materials and manufacturing issues throughout the supply chain of the solar silicon photovoltaic industry. The historical evolution of the industry and future projections are discussed. A brief review is then given of each step of the industry supply chain: polysilicon production, crystallisation and wafering, and the design and manufacturing of crystalline silicon solar cells. The chapter concludes with a discussion of emerging and future advances that will enable scaling of the industry to the terawatt level.
Author(s): Cowern NEB
Editor(s): Kilner, J., Skinner, S., Irvine, S., Edwards, P.
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: Functional materials for sustainable energy applications
Number of Volumes: 1
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Limited
Place Published: Philadelphia, PA, USA
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