20120419 Martin Green - 2012 SEMI Roadmap for Photovoltaics
19 April 2012
2012 SEMI Roadmap for Photovoltaics: Bigger, Thinner, Faster, Cheaper
Scientia Professor Martin Green
Industry roadmaps have played a major role in the microelectronics industry in focussing manufacturers, researchers and equipment suppliers on common targets for future technology development. In 2010, the first roadmap for the photovoltaics industry was published, with a major update published recently at the end of March 2012. The key features of the new roadmap will be described. Particularly interesting are variations from the previous 2011 roadmap as these indicate refinements in thinking about the future of the industry based on the very rapid progress over the last year.
Martin Green is currently a Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and Executive Research Director of the University's Photovoltaic Centre of Excellence. His group's contributions to photovoltaics include development of the world’s highest efficiency silicon solar cells and commercialization of several different cell technologies. He is the author of several well known books on solar cells and numerous papers. His work has resulted in many major international awards including the 2002 Right Livelihood Award, commonly known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, the 2007 SolarWorld Einstein Award and the 2009 ENI Award for Renewable and Non Conventional Energy.