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In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the impact of the reductions in the fiscal year 1982 Federal photovoltaic research and development budget on the achievement of the goals of reducing the average installed photovoltaic energy system cost and reaching a total annual photovoltaic energy system production of 2 million peak kilowatts. In addition, GAO obtained information on the probable impacts of budget reductions on U.S. leadership in photovoltaic energy technology and on small businesses in the photovoltaic industry.

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