A delegation from photovoltaics (PV) organisations of India visited Japan to participate in a PV seminar to discuss PV policy, technology development, applications and industry status in the two countries, as well as identify areas of cooperation. Japan and India are the world's second and third largest producers of solar cells and modules respectively. Japan recently launched a programme to instal 70,000 solar roofs on homes. Within the Indian PV programme, more than 50,000 systems have been installed across the country, with a total capacity of 35 mw, besides four mw of country's exports. More than 80 Indian companies are engaged in the PV industry and production of cells was 8.2 mw and modules 11 mw during 1997-98.
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