"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."
Photovoltaic (PV) Manufacturers &
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A Guide to Photovoltaic (PV) System Design and Installation
Prepared for: California
Energy Commission by Endecon Engineering.
Application of Semiconductor Nanocrystals to Photovoltaic
Energy Conversion Devices | evidenttech.com/assets/docs/White
518-273-6266 | Troy,
Technical White Paper from Evident Technologies.
ASU-PTL | poly.asu.edu/ptl | 480-727-1220 |
An ISO 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
Buying a Photovoltaic Solar Electric System
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 markets.
Florida Solar 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 electricity.
Nanomaterials and Nanostructures for Space Photovoltaics
Information from NASA.
National Energy Foundation | nef.org.uk | 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
National Photovoltaic Environmental, Health and Safety
Assistance Center | pv.bnl.gov | 631-344-4486 | Upton,
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 Laboratory.
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
Photovoltaic Systems - Technologies and Applications
From Denis Lenardic.
Photovoltaic Systems Research & Development - Sandia
National Laboratories | sandia.gov/pv | Albuquerque, NM
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 leadership.
School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering
| pv.unsw.edu.au | +61 2 9385 4018 | Sydney, Australia
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 | eere.energy.gov/solar/photovoltaics.html
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
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
Photovoltaics definition, information and links.