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Solar research not finished

Kurtz, Sarah and Atwater, Harry and Rockett, Angus and Buonassisi, Tonio and Honsberg, Christiana and Benner, John (2016) Solar research not finished. Nature Photonics, 10 (3). pp. 141-142. ISSN 1749-4885. doi:10.1038/nphoton.2016.16.

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Since photovoltaic (PV) cells were first seriously proposed as a large-scale source of terrestrial electric power in 1973, PV module prices have dropped from ~US$500 per watt of electricity generated to <US$1 per watt in 2015 (1973 monetary values converted to 2015 US dollar equivalent).

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Additional Information:© 2016 Nature Publishing Group. Published online 26 February 2016. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors alone and do not represent the position of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory or other organizations. Competing financial interests: All of the authors are engaged in research related to solar energy. Thus, the authors have a financial interest in this piece, but an equivalent financial interest is held by any researcher writing an opinion editorial related to their field. We acknowledge the conflict and have been mindful of its effect in writing this document.
Subject Keywords:Solar energy and photovoltaic technology
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Official Citation:Solar research not finished - pp141 - 142 Sarah Kurtz, Harry Atwater, Angus Rockett, Tonio Buonassisi, Christiana Honsberg & John Benner doi:10.1038/nphoton.2016.16
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