Opportunities and Issues in International Photovoltaic Market Development

Roger Taylor, Doug Arent, Sam Baldwin, Robert McConnell, Jack Stone, Harin Ullal, Cecile Warner, William Wallace, Paul Klimas, Elizabeth Richards, Charles Hanley, John Strachan

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    Abstract

    The confluence of technology development and market readiness is opening up major business opportunities for photovoltaic (PV) systems throughout the developing world. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque (Sandia), working on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, have launched pilot projects in several countries throughout the world over the past 3 years. The focus of these pilot projects has been the development of in-country institutional capabilities necessary to deliver the promise of PV electricity to the rural populations. In addition to country-specific activities, NREL is conducting several technology, information, and partnership projects focused on further accelerating the education, training, business, and technology developments necessary to bridge the gap between promise and reality. This paper summarizes these efforts.

    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages1465-1468
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1996
    EventProceedings of the 1996 25th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - Washington, DC, USA
    Duration: 13 May 199617 May 1996

    Conference

    ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 25th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
    CityWashington, DC, USA
    Period13/05/9617/05/96

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-22530

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