The 2020 photovoltaic technologies roadmap

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Authors

  • Gregory M. Wilson
  • Mowafak Al-Jassim
  • Wyatt K. Metzger
  • Stefan W. Glunz
  • Pierre Verlinden
  • Gang Xiong
  • Lorelle M. Mansfield
  • Billy J. Stanbery
  • Kai Zhu
  • Yanfa Yan
  • Joseph J. Berry
  • Aaron J. Ptak
  • Frank Dimroth
  • Brendan M. Kayes
  • Adele C. Tamboli
  • Robby Peibst
  • Kylie Catchpole
  • Matthew O. Reese
  • Christopher S. Klinga
  • Paul Denholm
  • Mahesh Morjaria
  • Michael G. Deceglie
  • Janine M. Freeman
  • Mark A. Mikofski
  • Dirk C. Jordan
  • Govindasamy Tamizhmani
  • Dana B. Sulas-Kern

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  • Greg Wilson Consulting
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE)
  • University of Freiburg
  • Amrock Group
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  • First Solar Inc.
  • HelioSourceTech Llc
  • University of Toledo
  • Antora Energy
  • Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISFH)
  • Australian National University
  • Architectural Solar Association (ASA)
  • RE_PlantSolutions
  • DNV
  • Arizona State University
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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Original languageEnglish
Article number493001
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume53
Issue number49
Early online date9 Sept 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2020

Abstract

Over the past decade, the global cumulative installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity has grown exponentially, reaching 591 GW in 2019. Rapid progress was driven in large part by improvements in solar cell and module efficiencies, reduction in manufacturing costs and the realization of levelized costs of electricity that are now generally less than other energy sources and approaching similar costs with storage included. Given this success, it is a particularly fitting time to assess the state of the photovoltaics field and the technology milestones that must be achieved to maximize future impact and forward momentum. This roadmap outlines the critical areas of development in all of the major PV conversion technologies, advances needed to enable terawatt-scale PV installation, and cross-cutting topics on reliability, characterization, and applications. Each perspective provides a status update, summarizes the limiting immediate and long-term technical challenges and highlights breakthroughs that are needed to address them. In total, this roadmap is intended to guide researchers, funding agencies and industry in identifying the areas of development that will have the most impact on PV technology in the upcoming years.

Keywords

    energy storage, energy yield, pervoskites, photovoltaics, silicon, solar cell, tandem cell

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Sustainable Development Goals

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The 2020 photovoltaic technologies roadmap. / Wilson, Gregory M.; Al-Jassim, Mowafak; Metzger, Wyatt K. et al.
In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 53, No. 49, 493001, 02.12.2020.

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Wilson, GM, Al-Jassim, M, Metzger, WK, Glunz, SW, Verlinden, P, Xiong, G, Mansfield, LM, Stanbery, BJ, Zhu, K, Yan, Y, Berry, JJ, Ptak, AJ, Dimroth, F, Kayes, BM, Tamboli, AC, Peibst, R, Catchpole, K, Reese, MO, Klinga, CS, Denholm, P, Morjaria, M, Deceglie, MG, Freeman, JM, Mikofski, MA, Jordan, DC, Tamizhmani, G & Sulas-Kern, DB 2020, 'The 2020 photovoltaic technologies roadmap', Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 53, no. 49, 493001. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ab9c6a
Wilson, G. M., Al-Jassim, M., Metzger, W. K., Glunz, S. W., Verlinden, P., Xiong, G., Mansfield, L. M., Stanbery, B. J., Zhu, K., Yan, Y., Berry, J. J., Ptak, A. J., Dimroth, F., Kayes, B. M., Tamboli, A. C., Peibst, R., Catchpole, K., Reese, M. O., Klinga, C. S., ... Sulas-Kern, D. B. (2020). The 2020 photovoltaic technologies roadmap. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 53(49), Article 493001. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ab9c6a
Wilson GM, Al-Jassim M, Metzger WK, Glunz SW, Verlinden P, Xiong G et al. The 2020 photovoltaic technologies roadmap. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 2020 Dec 2;53(49):493001. Epub 2020 Sept 9. doi: 10.1088/1361-6463/ab9c6a
Wilson, Gregory M. ; Al-Jassim, Mowafak ; Metzger, Wyatt K. et al. / The 2020 photovoltaic technologies roadmap. In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 2020 ; Vol. 53, No. 49.
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