Advances in Photovoltaics: Volume 1 by Gerhard P. Willeke, Eicke R. Weber

By Gerhard P. Willeke, Eicke R. Weber

Semiconductors and Semimetals has distinctive itself during the cautious choice of famous authors, editors, and members. initially well known because the "Willardson and Beer" sequence, it has succeeded in publishing quite a few landmark volumes and chapters. The sequence publishes well timed, hugely proper volumes meant for long term impression and reflecting the actually interdisciplinary nature of the sector. The volumes in Semiconductors and Semimetals were and may remain of serious curiosity to physicists, chemists, fabrics scientists, and equipment engineers in academia, medical laboratories and smooth undefined. This quantity is the second of a collection of seven with regards to photovoltaics.

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2. The German market The German EEG 2004 was a success that nobody really expected, except perhaps some Chinese entrepreneurs that quickly realized their chances (see below). The market saw formidable growth rates of up to 60% per year (see Fig. 5–50 MW) of power plant type. 3. The German industry The growth of the German home market triggered a similar growth of the German solar cell and module production, slowly increasing the market share of German producers. 2 Annual PV peak power (in GWp) installed in Germany.

Including data from module assemblers (noncell or thin-film technology developers) in PV shipment, data also over size the industry. The practice of outsourcing has led to a systematic over counting of PV industry shipments over time and is cumulative. In this analysis, every effort has been made to remove outsourced technology from the buyer’s count, so technology shipments reflect the point of origin. Surveying raw material suppliers and demand-side participants provide necessary crosschecks.

Quality management in production, quality testing, and certification are important commercial activities. ¨ V Rheinland of Cologne is one of the pioneers in the field and nowadays TU active worldwide. They offer the whole collection of test procedures for PV modules and components and are well recognized in the PV scene. 3. Inverters and other electronic equipment PV modules deliver DC electricity at relatively low voltage. All PV systems require current handling (wiring), power conditioning (DC/AC conversion, transformation), sometimes battery storage, in many cases feed-in to the electricity grid.

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