HC Deb 05 December 1991 vol 200 c187W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what work is sponsored by his Department's energy technology research unit on the use of semi-conductor growth technologies in solar cell development.

Mr. Moynihan

On 8 May I announced that the Government are to fund a £250,000 programme of research into the use of solar power for electricity production. We believe that photovoltaics is a renewable technology which has considerable potential, particularly when incorporated into the fabric of a building. It is towards this area, rather than fundamental research into cell development, that the Department's programme has been focused.