TITLE

Can a High-Tech Silicon Photovoltaic (PV) be a Cottage Industry?

AUTHOR(S)
Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Ibrahim, Abdul Latif; Asim, Nilofar; Amin, Nowshad; Zaidi, Saleem H.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
European Journal of Scientific Research;Dec2008, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p263
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this study we investigate an alternate approach aimed at solar photovoltaic (PV) cost reduction by tailoring the technology to the socio-economic culture of the society. Such an approach must stress development of photovoltaic-based cottage industry. As the first step in this direction, we developed cottage-industry based business model aimed at manufacturing of 110 W PV modules in a pilot plan in Terengganu, Malaysia with an estimated capacity of ~ 1 MW/year. Almost entire equipment and manufacturing processes were developed with process and performance yields comparable to any automated operation. Further work is in progress.
ACCESSION #
35989994

 

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