Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2015, Article ID 256101, 12 pages
Review Article

Price-Efficiency Relationship for Photovoltaic Systems on a Global Basis

1Department of Technical Vocational School, Bitlis Eren University, 13000 Bitlis, Turkey
2Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Inonu University, 44280 Malatya, Turkey

Received 30 August 2015; Revised 29 September 2015; Accepted 1 October 2015

Academic Editor: Xudong Zhao

Copyright © 2015 Mehmet Sait Cengiz and Mehmet Salih Mamiş. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. H. Müller-Steinhagen, M. R. Malayeri, and A. P. Watkinson, “Heat exchanger fouling: environmental impacts,” Heat Transfer Engineering, vol. 30, no. 10-11, pp. 773–776, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. L. El Chaar, L. A. Lamont, and N. El Zein, “Review of photovoltaic technologies,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 2165–2175, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. PV Status Report, March 2014,
  4. Solar Generation 6, 2015,
  5. Solar energy engineering: processes and systems, 2015,
  6. Renewables Global Report Status, 2015,
  7. European Photovoltaic Industry Association, “Global Market Outlook for Photovoltaic Until 2015,” 2015,
  8. Solar Photovoltaics, 2015,
  9. Survey of Photovoltaic Industry and Policy in Germany and China, July 2015,
  10. Technology Roadmap Solar photovoltaic energy,
  11. Technology Roadmap Solar Photovoltaic Energy, May 2015,
  12. Renewable Energy Technology Cost Review, May 2015,
  13. Renewable Energy Technology Cost Review, May 2015,
  14. Global Photovoltaic Business, May 2015,
  15. Achieving Low-Cost Solar PV, June 2015,
  16. The Garnaut Review 2011, 2011,
  17. M. Kezunovic and S. T. Waller, “PHEVs and BEVs in coupled power and transportation systems,” in Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, pp. 7847–7865, Springer, New York, NY, USA, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  18. JRC Scientific and Technical Report: PV Status Report, June 2015,
  19. C. Ballif, Innovative Forschungsprojekte im Bereich Solar und Photovoltaik EPFL, vol. 5 of Energie-Cluster, Institute of Microengeering, IMT, Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 2011.
  20. The State of the PV Industry—An Association Perspective, July 2015,
  21. The Photovoltaic Industry, June 2015,
  22. Webcast: centrotherm's “grid parity factory”, June 2015,
  23. N. Mori, “Current status and future prospect of photovoltaic technologies in Japan,” in Proceedings of the Conference Record of the 28th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVTEC (Photovoltaic Power Generation Technology Research Association), Septemper 2000,
  24. F. Diner, “The analysis on photovoltaic electricity generation status, potential and policies of the leading countries in solar energy,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 713–720, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. S. Mehta, PV Technology, Production and Cost Outlook: 2010–2015, GTM Research, 2011.
  26. Photovoltaics—potential, markets and technological progress: Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, July 2015,
  27. Module Prices, July 2015,
  28. NREL—Photovoltaics Research, July 2015,
  29. Solar Photovoltaics: Technology Brief, 2015,
  30. PES Essential: EPİA Report, January 2015,
  31. Renewable Energy Technology Cost Review, June 2015,
  32. Photovoltaic System Pricing Trends, 2014,
  33. Solar Energy Engineering-Processes and Systems, June 2015,
  34. $1/W Photovoltaic Systems White Paper to Explore A Grand Challenge for Electricity from Solar, June 2015,
  35. The International Energy Agency, Technology Roadmap: Solar Photovoltaic Energy, The International Energy Agency, 2015,
  36. Ç. Cengiz and A. M. Karakaş, “Estimation of weibull renewal function for censored data,” International Journal of Scientific and Technological Research, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 123–132, 2015. View at Google Scholar
  37. M. S. Cengiz, M. S. Mamiş, M. Akdağ, and C. Cengiz, “A review of prices for photovoltaic systems,” International Journal of Technolgy Physical Problems of Engineering, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 8–13, 2015. View at Google Scholar
  38. Current and Future Cost of Photovoltaics, Long-term Scenarios for Market Development: System Prices and LCOE of Utility-Scale PV Systems Study, 2015,
  39. M. S. Cengiz, M. S. Mamiş, M. Akdağ, and Ç. Cengiz, “A review of prices for photovoltaic systems,” in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Technical and Physical Problems of Electrical Engineering (ICTPE '15), pp. 300–305, Bucharest, Romania, September 2015.