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Photovoltaic research and development in EU new member and candidate states
Author(s): Stanisław Pietruszko; Artur Mikolajuk; Laurentiu Fara; Silvian Fara; Petko Vitanov; Natalia Stratieva; Jaromír Rehák; Radim Barinka; Enn Mellikov; Miklós Pálfy; Pēteris Shipkovs; Arūnas Krotkus; Vladimir Sály; Franko Nemac; Job Swens; Stefan Nowak; Alexander Zachariou; Hubert Fechner; Pentti Passiniemi
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the state of the art of photovoltaics in the new member and candidate states of the European Union, namely, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia. A brief survey of the research, including its organization and potentials, and the development, industry, markets, demonstration installations, education, policies, support mechanisms, barriers, challenges, and needs is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5946, Optical Materials and Applications, 59460Y (13 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.639312
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Stanisław Pietruszko, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Artur Mikolajuk, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Laurentiu Fara, Bucharest Polytechnic Univ. (Romania)
Silvian Fara, Institute of Research and Design for Automation (Romania)
Petko Vitanov, Central Lab. of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources (Bulgaria)
Natalia Stratieva, Central Lab. of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources (Bulgaria)
Jaromír Rehák, Solartec s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
Radim Barinka, Solartec s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
Enn Mellikov, Tallinn Univ. of Technology (Estonia)
Miklós Pálfy, Solart-System Ltd. (Hungary)
Pēteris Shipkovs, Institute of Physical Energetics (Latvia)
Arūnas Krotkus, Semiconductor Physics Institute (Lithuania)
Vladimir Sály, Slovak Univ. of Technology (Slovak Republic)
Franko Nemac, Energy Restructuring Agency (Slovenia)
Job Swens, Netherlands Agency for Energy and Environment Novem (Netherlands)
Stefan Nowak, NET Nowak Energy & Technology Ltd. (Switzerland)
Alexander Zachariou, Ctr. for Renewable Energy Sources (Greece)
Hubert Fechner, Österreichisches Forschung- und Prüfzentrum Arsenal GmbH (Austria)
Pentti Passiniemi, NAPS Systems OY (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5946:
Optical Materials and Applications
Arnold Rosental, Editor(s)

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