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Increasing interest in photovoltaics as a long-term, inexhaustible, environmentally-friendly and reliable energy technology has seen a steady growth in the production of photovoltaic cells. The rising number of market implementation programmes in Japan, Europe and the US contributes to increase the demand for solar energy systems. This report tries to give an overview of current activities in Japan, the US and Europe regarding research, manufacturing and market implementation.

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Authors: JÄGER-WALDAU A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Renewable Energies Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20425 EN (2002), pp.. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
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