"Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. Photovoltaic power generation employs solar panels composed of a number of solar cells containing a photovoltaic material. Materials presently used for photovoltaics include monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon, amorphous silicon, cadmium telluride, and copper indium gallium selenide/sulfide. Due to the increased demand for renewable energy sources, the manufacturing of solar cells and photovoltaic arrays has advanced considerably in recent years." -
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Photovoltaic (PV) Books
Photovoltaic (PV) Manufacturers & Services
|A Guide to
Photovoltaic (PV) System Design and Installation | abcsolar.com/pdf/2001-09-04_500-01-020.pdf
Prepared for: California Energy Commission by
Application of Semiconductor Nanocrystals to Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Devices
518-273-6266 | Troy, NY
Technical White Paper from Evident Technologies.
ASU-PTL | poly.asu.edu/ptl
480-727-1220 | Mesa, AZ
17025 accredited testing lab, the Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory @ Arizona State University (ASU-PTL)
is a world-renowned independent PV testing laboratory that has been serving the community since 1992.
Photovoltaic Solar Electric System | energy.ca.gov/reports/2003-03-11_500-03-014F.PDF
A consumer guide from the California Energy Commission.
European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) | epia.org
+32-2-465.38.84 | Brussels, Belgium
The worlds largest industry association devoted to the solar
electricity market, who aims to promote photovoltaics at the national, European and worldwide levels and
to assist its members in the development of their businesses in both the European Union and in export
Energy Center (FSEC) | fsec.ucf.edu/en/consumer/solar_electricity/index.htm
Photovoltaics (PV) research.
How do Photovoltaics
Work? | science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2002/solarcells.htm
From NASA, by Gil Knier.
IEA Photovoltaic Power
Systems Programme | iea-pvps.org
+41 26 494 00 30 | Switzerland
A collaborative R&D Agreement, established
within the International Energy Agency, and conducting projects on the application of solar photovoltaic
Nanomaterials and Nanostructures for Space Photovoltaics |
Information from NASA.
National Energy Foundation | nef.org.uk
Our aim and values
are to help people and businesses throughout the UK to reduce their carbon emissions through the use of
energy efficiency measures and renewable energy sources to help combat climate change.
|National Photovoltaic Environmental, Health and Safety
Assistance Center | pv.bnl.gov
631-344-4486 | Upton, NY
Provides information and guidance for the
photovoltaic community and interested public based on work funded primarily by the U.S. Department of
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Photovoltaics Division, from Brookhaven
National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL)
Research & development, information resources, from the U.S. Department of Energy.Photovoltaic
From the U.S. Department of Energy, Solar Energy Technologies Program.
Photovoltaic Systems - Technologies and Applications |
From Denis Lenardic.
Photovoltaic Systems Research &
Development - Sandia National Laboratories | sandia.gov/pv
We are collaboratively working
with the U.S. photovoltaic industry, the U.S. Department
of Energy, the
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, other government
agencies, and international organizations to increase the world-wide use of photovoltaic power systems
by reducing cost, improving reliability, increasing performance, removing barriers, and growing markets.
Photovoltaic Technology Platform | eupvplatform.org
32-2-4653884 | Brussels
An initiative which aims at mobilising all the actors sharing a long-term
European vision for photovoltaic; realising the European Strategic Research Agenda for PV for the next
decade(s) and give recommendations for implementation; ensuring that Europe maintains industrial
School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy
Engineering | pv.unsw.edu.au
+61 2 9385 4018 | Sydney, Australia
Internationally recognised for its research in the area of
photovoltaics, most of which is now conducted under the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Silicon
Photovoltaics and Photonics
Solar Energy Technologies Program
Photovoltaics information from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Texas Solar Energy Society | txses.org/PV.php?sessionid=
800-465-5049 | Austin, TX
Information on Photovoltaics.
The Market Value and Cost of
Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production | ucei.berkeley.edu/PDF/csemwp176.pdf
This paper is part of the Center for the Study of
Energy Markets (CSEM) Working Paper Series, by Severin Borenstein.
Wikipedia | en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photovoltaics
definition, information and links.