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According to the “Energy (r)evolution Scenario“ the global installed capacity of photovoltaics (PV) will increase from 6 GW in 2007 to 1,036 GW in 2030 (EREC: 2010). Hardly any other of the renewable energy technologies demonstrate such an enormousMoreAccording to the “Energy (r)evolution Scenario“ the global installed capacity of photovoltaics (PV) will increase from 6 GW in 2007 to 1,036 GW in 2030 (EREC: 2010). Hardly any other of the renewable energy technologies demonstrate such an enormous potential. For example, in Germany PV has already experienced massive growth in terms of electrical generation capacity: AGEE-Stat reports that in 2010 7 GW of new capacity in Germany were installed (AGEE-Stat: 2011). Building on strong previous installation in the established markets, PV technology has been developed and proven to a high standard. This “know-how” gained in the mature markets is now ready to be applied to the new markets. The “DCTI Export Guide PV 2011” has made its goal to present the cutting edge technologies, for example to introduce the leading market players, in order to support the development of the growing markets. In this way, the new markets can benefit from experience gained in the more mature markets.The markets identified as globally relevant are USA, Italy, India, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Belgium and the Czech Republic. This selection is based from evidence-based analysis of the respective country’s energy policies, geographic characteristics and recent market developments. The list of markets was also proposed by the market players themselves by way of a survey.The “DCTI Export Guide PV 2011” objectively informs on the different technologies, the opportunities and risks of a PV-system which are of particularly high importance to the end customer. Additionally, country specific market characteristics are presented. For example, a summary of the different feed-in-tariffs along with general market development is also included for the benefit of installers and end customers. Companies are presented with established technology to reach end customers in the target markets as well as to support development of the PV industry in these countries.