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Update of ITRPV
The update of the 8th Edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV) was yesterday presented in Shanghai. The information on the technology maturity is now implemented for selected parameters.
The update was presented and released on 8th World Solar Congress in Shanghai by Dr. Markus FISCHER, Hanwha Q-Cells, Germany. The update of the Edition contains information about the maturity of production technologies and processes for selected parameters. This information on the production of crystalline silicon solar cells is now being actualized annually.
The technology readiness is categorized in 4 levels. The first indicates that the technology is in use, the second means that an industrial solution is known but is not yet used in mass production, the third means that an interim solution exists, but it is too expensive, while the fourth indicates that there is no known industrial solution available actually.
With more than 50 contributors from leading institutes, equipment and materials suppliers as well as cell and module manufacturers, the ITRPV continues to be the leading technical manufacturing guideline for the crystalline silicon PV industry. The ITRPV was initiated in 2009 by SEMI. VDMA Photovoltaic Equipment branch has been driving it since the 7th Edition in 2016. The update was created according to the input of the participating companies and with the support of our steering committee. For further details on the ITRPV please visit: www.ITRPV.net.