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The objective of this report is to generate technological and socioeconomic information about the prospects of photovoltaic technology to facilitate a future generation of energy scenarios on a mid-term (2020) and long-term basis. The report has been divided in two sections. The first part includes an analysis of the state of the art of this technology. This part includes a summary of the present status of photovoltaic technology. It starts with a brief description of photovoltaic cells, emphasizing the current technological achievement, followed by a description of the new achievements in tandem solar cells and modules. Some comments on photovoltaic systems components and applications end this chapter. This part is based on literature survey and discussions with experts. The second part includes the result of an expert survey done by means of a questionnaire on technological and socio-economic variables that control the development of photovoltaic technology.

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Authors: AGUADO-MONSONET M A, JRC Sevilla (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16391 EN (1996) 58pp., FS
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT)
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