Solar Generation II

Publication - 18 January, 2005
Climate change is a key challenge that needs to be tackled by competitive eco-technologies. The European Union has played a leading role in defining the Kyoto Protocol. The forthcoming implementation of the emissions trading instrument will pave the way to greater use of renewable sources and to more rational use of energy. Photovoltaic technology, which converts the sun’s energy directly into electricity, will contribute to the reduction of emissions in the medium to long term, not only through cleaner projects in Europe, but also in developing countries through the transfer of technology. This EPIA / Greenpeace blueprint traces possible future developments in the photovoltaic sector over the coming decades, foreseeing significant benefits for the environment, but also for society: the photovoltaic sector might employ more than 2 million people by 2020.

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Num. pages: 48

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