Terawatt Solar Photovoltaics

Roadblocks and Opportunities

  • Meng┬áTao

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Meng Tao
    Pages 1-7
  3. Meng Tao
    Pages 9-20
  4. Meng Tao
    Pages 21-45
  5. Meng Tao
    Pages 105-107
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 109-112

About this book


Solar energy will undoubtedly become a main source of energy in our life by the end of this century, but how big of a role will photovoltaics play in this new energy infrastructure? Besides cost and efficiency, there are other barriers for current solar cell technologies to become a noticeable source of energy in the future. Availability of raw materials, energy input, storage of solar electricity, and recycling of dead modules can all prevent or hinder a tangible impact by solar photovoltaics. This book is intended for readers with minimal technical background and aims to explore not only the fundamentals but also major issues in large-scale deployment of solar photovoltaics. Thought-provoking ideas to overcoming some of the barriers are discussed.


Grand Energy Challenge Limitations to Terawatt Photovoltaics Requirements for Terawatt Photovoltaics Terawatt Low-cost Wafer Silicon Photovoltaics Terawatt Photovoltaic Solar Cells Wafer Silicon Photovoltaic Technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Meng┬áTao
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical, Computer and Energ Laboratory for Terawatt PhotovoltaicsArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5643-7
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5642-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5643-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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