Dec 03, 2020 3:45 pm - Virtual - Colloquium
Nancy Haegel - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Multi-Terawatt-Scale Photovoltaics: Trajectories and Challenges

The one-terawatt (TW) milestone for global photovoltaic (PV) deployment is now in sight. PV costs continue to drop, and PV-generated electricity is now competitive with conventional generation across many parts of the globe.  However, despite these dramatic advances in deployment and cost reduction, the vision of PV providing a significant fraction of global electricity generation—and ultimately, total energy demand— remains to be realized.  In the near term, PV has a clear path for substantial growth. Longer term, the question remains whether PV will provide a moderate or a large  fraction of world electricity needs.  This presentation will address the challenges associated with decarbonizing electricity generation at scale with photovoltaics and then highlight some recent PV research results from NREL.

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