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Solar Photovoltaic Technology Production by Tapas K. Mallick, David Benson, Senthilarasu Sundaram

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Chapter 6

Future Issues and Recommendations

Abstract

This chapter summarizes the book's other chapters and discusses brief recommendations.

Keywords

Photovoltaic; Toxic chemicals; Policies

6.1 Introduction

The photovoltaic (PV) industry has seen rapid growth with 135 GW of cumulative solar PV capacity across the world in 2013 (IEA, 2014). Silicon based PV modules are still ruling the market. Silicon is an important material for today's electronic market, which is growing linearly. It can offer more stable electronic or semiconductor devices, which attract many industries to invest. However, the processing of this material from silica to a usable semiconductor involves a tedious toxic-chemical process. The other PV materials, such as amorphous ...

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