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CrystalClear, a European research project towards 1Euro/WP wafer-based Si PV technology
Weeber, A.W.; Coletti, G.; Hahn, G.; Reber, S.; Beaucarne, G. ; Kerschaver, E. van; Wild - Scholten, M.J. de; Metz, A.; Sinke, W.C.
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ECN Solar Energy 19-1-2009
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ECN-M--09-016 Conference Paper
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Presented at: 18th Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Kolkata, India, 19-23 januari 2009.

CrystalClear is an Integrated Project carried out in the 6th Framework Program of the European Union. The main project aim is to reduce the direct manufacturing costs of crystalline silicon PV modules to 1 €/Wp, when produced in next-generation plants. CrystalClear deals with the entire crystalline silicon value chain from silicon feedstock up to module manufacturing. In the course of the project, which started in 2004, several ‘overall’ technologies have been defined and developed. These technologies represent different combinations of wafer options, cell and module designs as well as processing approaches, and will be discussed in the paper.

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