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Embodied energy of Sliver® modules

Deenapanray, P. N. K; Weber, K. J; Everett, V; Blakers, Andrew

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Sliver® solar cells, invented and developed at the ANU, allow a reduction in the consumption of silicon by a factor of 5 to 12 compared with state of the art conventional crystalline silicon modules, resulting in a decrease in the number of wafers that need to be processed to produce a kW rated system by a factor of 15 to 30. Both of these features reduce the embodied energy of Sliver® modules. We have calculated an energy payback time of 1.5 years for Sliver® modules compared to 4.1 years for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/42614

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