The present and future markets for photovoltaic devices are discussed in detail. It is pointed out that such devices are already a major industry rather than just a hope for the future. The existing commercial devices and other near-term possibilities are briefly described and some of the companies involved in research, development, and/or commercial production associated with each class of material are identified.
"Photovoltaics for Solar-Energy Applications", Proc. SPIE 0407, Photovoltaics for Solar Energy Applications II, (8 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935682; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.935682