Next-generation photovoltaic (PV) converters aim to be ultra-high efficiency devices. In order to be so efficient, it is expected that the cost of these converters will also be very high per unit area. Although it has been claimed [1] that the next-generation PV approaches should aim at high efficiency but also low-cost per unit area using thin-film technologies, perhaps it will be more probable that we first find a highly efficient next-generation solution with high cost per unit area as there will be fewer restrictions.