National Center for Photovoltaics

National Center for Photovoltaics

The National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) at NREL focuses on technology innovations that drive industry growth in U.S. photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing. The NCPV is a central resource for our nation's capabilities in PV research, development, deployment, and outreach.

Research Cell Efficiency Records

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Mission

To help the U.S. photovoltaic industry maintain a competitive position, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) created the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV), which is part of the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program.

When the NCPV was created in 1996, it drew on the core expertise of the following organizations:

Today, the NCPV activities support the DOE SunShot Initiative. The goal is to make large-scale solar energy systems cost-competitive with other energy sources by 2020.

Contacts

Greg Wilson
Director of the National Center for Photovoltaics
Phone: 303-384-6491

Dave Mooney
NREL Solar Program Manager
Phone: 303-275-3744