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Description: Photovoltaics is the process of directly converting sunlight to electricity. This field of energy technology is one of the fastest growing areas of scientific research in recent years. The work at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is focused on enabling durable, cost-effective solar technology through use of unique materials, and unique thin film deposition technology. The goal is to produce highly efficient, durable, cost-effective photovoltaic thin film devices to meet the world's growing demand for clean, green energy. This image shows PNNL scientist Brian Riley demonstrating a solar cell.
Keywords: thin film • photovoltaic • solar cell • green energy • semiconductivity
Categories: Applications > Energy
Applications > Energy > Renewable energy
Product Forms > Flat > Foil, film & tape
Properties > Electrical, magnetic & optical > Semiconductivity
Other topics > Environment
Created by: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Contributions: Brian Riley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Date created: 22 January 2010
Date added: 18 February 2011
Resource ID: 3416