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PhotovoltaicsThe federal government has sponsored a program of research and development on terrestrial photovoltaic systems that is designed to reduce the costs of such systems through technological advances. There are many potential paths to lower system costs, and successful developments have led to increased private investment in photovoltaics. The prices for photovoltaic collectors and systems that appear to be achievable within this decade offer hope that the systems will soon be attractive in utility applications within the United States. Most of the advances achieved will also be directly applicable to the remote markets in which photovoltaic systems are now commercially successful
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Smith, J. L.
(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Photovoltaic Lead Center Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
June 26, 1981
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Publication: Science
Volume: 212
Subject Category
Energy Production And Conversion
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