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A Brief History of Photovoltaics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Charles Gay

Paper Abstract

What can happen over the next 15 years, as photovoltaic (PV) power costs continue to decrease and markets expand? This talk will cover the range of opportunities associated with changes in energy supply in developed and developing economies. We will review the history of solar and discuss the key role of professionals in communicating a vision for the future. Our efforts to inform and educate a wide range of stakeholders will be essential to seeing the potential for wide adoption of PV become a reality. This talk will endeavor to convey some of the stories essential to enabling our outreach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2017
Proc. SPIE 10368, Next Generation Technologies for Solar Energy Conversion VIII, 1036802 (26 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2278494
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Charles Gay, SunShot Initiative, U.S. Dept. of Energy (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10368:
Next Generation Technologies for Solar Energy Conversion VIII
Oleg V. Sulima; Gavin Conibeer, Editor(s)

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