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European project in the field of photovoltaics (umbrella: generates projects, but does not carry out r&d)

The main purpose is to generate new projects in the field of
photovoltaics and to exchange information on market
developments, commercial, industrial and legal issues
and other aspects related to photovoltaics.

EUROVOLTAIC is an "umbrella" project within the EUREKA structure. Its main task is to generate projects in the field of photovoltaics (PV) with the purpose of developing high technology products or systems contributing to increase the overall energy output of photovoltaics as well as enhancing the competitiveness of Europe's PV industry in this field on the world market. The "umbrella" project organisation will consist of an Executive Committee of 2 members from each of the participating countries and the European Community. In view of the industrial orientation of this project, it is expected in general that the members of the Executive Committee will come from Industry. They may be accompanied by one advisor representing the public interests of the participating country and the European Community. EUROVOLTAIC projects should focus on the following main areas: A. materials for photovoltaics B. manufacturing technologies C. wafer and substrate development D. solar cell and module development E. development of cell/module production technologies F. development of system components and systems G. application of PV, especially cooperation with demonstration projects. This list of project areas is not exhaustive, and is subject to changes and amendments during the course of execution of this project. The Executive Committee will be responsible for stimulating new project proposals from industries and/or research institutions in the various countries, as well as gathering, discussing and circulating project proposals. The Executive Committee will also exchange views on market developments, technical, commercial and legal issues, public needs, social behaviour and programmes as well as on government and CEC initiatives.
Acronym: 
EUROVOLTAIC
Project ID: 
745
Start date: 
01-07-1992
Project Duration: 
52months
Project costs: 
0.00€
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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.