Industrialized countries [chapter]

1985 Trade and Development Report 1985  
With a large number of users and high volumes of production, renewable energy technologies will be typical industrial mass products. Using photovoltaics as the example, we show that the most important research and development (R&D) function of industrialized countries in renewable energy is to focus on the reduction of cost per unit of power output. Reducing the cost /power ratio of renewables relies on the ability of developed countries to conduct advanced R&D.
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