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More bad news for solar: Oversupply havoc

9/27/2011 01:05 AM EDT
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loptide
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loptide   9/27/2011 1:21:48 AM
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Looks like it's time to start planning that solar installation at home!

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agk   9/27/2011 9:25:01 AM
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if china will over produce after some time if the sale is not possible then they also need to wind up.so after some time there will be a balance maintained to meet the supply demand positon.Impotant to see is how to increase the usage of these at each and every place.if at all 25 watts can be produced in one square foot area then many applications can be brought in.

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Kinnar   9/27/2011 10:47:34 AM
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I think this is a game of playing with the profits only, the companies should look towards environment benefits as well, as the entire world is looking for an alternative energy source and the over supplies of solar cells is resulting, that should increase the usage of the solar cells and more solar farms should come up. If the companies reduce the price of the solar cells, this is surely going happen.

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elctrnx_lyf   9/27/2011 12:02:00 PM
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The price can not be reduced lesser than a certain point as long as it is operated by the private industries. Rather the governments should take initiative to give benefits to the individual customers who use the solar energy.

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Jack.L   9/27/2011 1:09:53 PM
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If you look at it from a value of inventory standpoint, the inventory growth is not as astounding as it first seems. At a $1.00/watt, that is only $20billion in inventory at the end of 2012 which is not that far from where it was at some point this year.

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Jack.L   9/27/2011 1:19:13 PM
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And realistically this could be considered good news for Solar Energy production, just not good news for Solar Panel makers. Does anyone buying a PC care (other than positive) when DRAM prices crash? ... nope.

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wilber_xbox   9/27/2011 1:36:33 PM
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What business model/strategy Chinese manufacturer are using. It looks like a gamble where the stakes are already high but people keep playing until someone drops out. I am sure Chinese company can not keep pushing the price lower as this will hurt them the same.

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GREAT-Terry   9/27/2011 3:04:38 PM
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Is there a good ecosystem for the solar power generation? The price of solar panel is relatively high so the power generated is expensive. No single person would like to pay the bill. I'm wonder if there is another way out beside Government subsidy.

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dirk.bruere   9/27/2011 7:53:06 PM
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Good news for buyers though. It seems that maybe the PV market is starting to look like commodity semiconductors, with its constant boom-bust cycles. In a way, that's good news.

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qerqwe   9/27/2011 8:54:18 PM
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NO, Keep the government out of it. Currently market forces are much, much more efficent than any government subsidy. Let the market work!

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