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Low cost solar silicon production
Author(s): Matt Mede
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Paper Abstract

The worldwide demand for solar grade silicon reached an all time high between 2007 and 2008. Although growth in the solar industry is slowing due to the current economic downturn, demand is expected to rebound in 2011 based on current cost models. However, demand will increase even more than currently anticipated if costs are reduced. This situation creates an opportunity for new and innovative approaches to the production of photovoltaic grade silicon, especially methods which can demonstrate cost reductions over currently utilized processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2009
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7408, Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology IV, 740806 (20 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.823606
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Matt Mede, Thermal Technology, LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7408:
Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology IV
Frank E. Osterloh, Editor(s)

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