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Release Date: December 2008
Next Release Date: October 2009

Table 3.2 Annual Photovoltaic Domestic Shipments, 1998 - 2007
Year Photovoltaic Cells and Modules1
1998 15,069
1999 21,201
2000 19,838
2001 36,310
2002 45,313
2003 48,664
2004 78,346
2005 134,465
2006 206,511
2007 280,475
U.S. Total 886,193
1Total shipments minus export shipments.
Notes: Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
Total shipments include those made in or shipped to U.S. Territories.
Source: Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-63B, "Annual Photovoltaic Module/Cell Manufacturers Survey."



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Table 3.1 Annual Shipments of Photovoltaic Cells and Modules, 1998 - 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.2 Annual Photovoltaic Domestic Shipments, 1998 - 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.3 Annual Shipments of Photovoltaic Cells and Modules, 1998 - 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.4 Distribution of Domestic Photovoltaic Cells and Modules by Customer Type, 2005 - 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.5 Photovoltaic Cell and Module Shipments by Type, 2005 - 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.6 Photovoltaic Cell and Module Shipment Revenue by Type, 2006 and 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.7 Domestic Shipments of Photovoltaic Cells and Modules by Market Sector, End Use, and Type, 2006 and 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.8 Average Energy Conversion Efficiency of Photovoltaic Cells and Modules Shipped in 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.9 Shipments of Photovoltaic Cells and Modules by Origin, 2006 and 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.10 Shipments of Photovoltaic Cells and Modules by Destination, 2006 and 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.11 Import Shipments of Photovoltaic Cells and Modules by Type, 1999 - 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.12 Origin of U.S. Photovoltaic Cell and Module Import Shipments by Country, 2006 and 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.13 Export Shipments of Photovoltaic Cells and Modules by Type, 1999 - 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.14 Destination of U.S. Photovoltaic Cell and Module Export Shipments by Country, 2006 and 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.15 Shipments of Complete Photovoltaic Module Systems, 2005 - 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.16 Employment in the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Industry, 1998 - 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.17 Number of Companies Expecting to Introduce New Photovoltaic Products in 2008 html pdf xls
Table 3.18 Number of Companies Involved in Photovoltaic-Related Activities, 2006 and 2007 html pdf xls
Table 3.19 Photovoltaic-Related Sales as a Percentage of Total Company Sales Revenue, 2006 and 2007 html pdf xls

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