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Published March 2016 | public
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Solar research not finished


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

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© 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.

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