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Photovoltaics: A Diverse Technology

This video illustrates the diversity of photovoltaic (PV) technology, which is due to innovations in PV materials, reductions in manufacturing costs, and expanding uses of the technology. A brief explanation is provided of how PV cells work, as well as an overview of the different semiconductor materials used for silicon and thin-film cells.

Length: 
4:26
Date: 
01/2011
Location: 
United States
Credit: 
DOE/NREL/Jamie Krutz
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High Definition WMV
102.8 MB
High Definition MOV
133 MB