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The Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium

Yi Cui, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University 

Monday, April 30, 2012 | 04:15 PM - 05:15 PM | NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center | Free and Open to All

Led by Stanford and the University of California-Berkeley,the Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium conducts industry‐relevant research and development that will impact high‐volume photovoltaic manufacturing, produce a highly trained workforce, and speed up commercialization of cutting‐edge solar technologies. BAPVC will develop and test innovative new materials, device structures, and fabrication processes necessary to produce cost‐effective photovoltaic modules in high volumes. The research will advance technologies that bring down manufacturing costs and improve device performance to facilitate the manufacturing of solar cell modules with a price less than $0.50 per watt, thereby enabling an installed system price of $1 per watt.

BAPVC recently selected 18 projects to fund at Stanford, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Yi Cui will introduce some of these projects. The consortium is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy with additional support from industry and the universities. DOE is providing $25 million over five years as part of the SunShot Initiative.

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