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Solar PV Manufacturing Update - The Solar Shakeout

While the solar industry is certainly a boom-bust cyclical business, it isn't dying, in fact it is growing leaps and bounds relative to the past and when compared to most other energy sources world-wide. Yes, this isn't a good time to be a solar module manufacturer, or even a developer in many parts of the world, but the long-term analysis is quite positive. Solar mods are becoming a commodity and investor money is now flowing into related technologies like Energy Storage and Micro-grid technologies. Almost daily we see articles such as " The Next Solar Power Boom Is Coming" but these articles are buried behind stories of failures like Solyndra, SunTech and SoloPower, etc...

Future Energy Conference - A look at solar manufacturing - R McDowell (1).pdf — PDF document, 725Kb

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