REGISTER | LOGIN
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 3   >   >>
prabhakar_deosthali
User Rank
Author
re: More bad news for solar: Oversupply havoc
prabhakar_deosthali   9/28/2011 6:35:02 AM
NO RATINGS
Indirectly this overproduction and the resulting lower prices will pull more customers to the Solar option. This will result in a permanent increase in the demand in the long run. So in my opinion there is no reason for the manufacturers to panic .

Dave.Dykstra
User Rank
Author
re: More bad news for solar: Oversupply havoc
Dave.Dykstra   9/28/2011 4:27:51 AM
NO RATINGS
Overproduction should have been obvious with the rush to get production on line a couple of years ago when it seemed like everyone wanted in on the action. Now that they have it, they're looking for a way out. But then maybe the overproduction and resulting drop in prices will stimulate some more growth in installations. The industry is far from mature at this point, so we should expect to see some ups and downs.

Sameer_SD
User Rank
Author
re: More bad news for solar: Oversupply havoc
Sameer_SD   9/28/2011 12:24:54 AM
NO RATINGS
Does anyone know low the prices of crystalline-Si panels can fall in light of this oversupply? I think they are currently close to ~$1/W wholesale ...

sharps_eng
User Rank
Author
re: More bad news for solar: Oversupply havoc
sharps_eng   9/27/2011 11:10:26 PM
NO RATINGS
Crude - that's the word for the way production is regulated. We have a factory full of 16-bit analog, u-sec timed controllers, finely tuned processes - and a production schedule that a blindfold gorilla could do better. What are all those smart sales, marketing, and finance people doing? I admit production lines are like supertankers, not very manoeverable, so its sometimes better to keep them clean and running than to stop and foul up the process. A bit like steelmaking?

dirk.bruere
User Rank
Author
re: More bad news for solar: Oversupply havoc
dirk.bruere   9/27/2011 9:29:48 PM
NO RATINGS
In case you have not noticed, China is using govt subsidy to wipe out everyone else's PV industry very efficiently

qerqwe
User Rank
Author
re: More bad news for solar: Oversupply havoc
qerqwe   9/27/2011 8:54:18 PM
NO RATINGS
NO, Keep the government out of it. Currently market forces are much, much more efficent than any government subsidy. Let the market work!

dirk.bruere
User Rank
Author
re: More bad news for solar: Oversupply havoc
dirk.bruere   9/27/2011 7:53:06 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

GREATTerry
User Rank
Author
re: More bad news for solar: Oversupply havoc
GREATTerry   9/27/2011 3:04:38 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

wilber_xbox
User Rank
Author
re: More bad news for solar: Oversupply havoc
wilber_xbox   9/27/2011 1:36:33 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

J---
User Rank
Author
re: More bad news for solar: Oversupply havoc
J---   9/27/2011 1:19:13 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

<<   <   Page 2 / 3   >   >>


Like Us on Facebook
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Martin Rowe

Test Tool Finds Ethernet Wiring Errors
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
When my house was renovated several years ago, I had the electrician install network outlets in numerous places, then run the LAN cables to a wiring closet. But he didn't document the ends ...

Martin Rowe

Local Electronics Store Supplies Engineers and Hobbyists
Martin Rowe
5 comments
Rochester, N.Y. — Tucked away in this western New York city known for its optics is Goldcrest Electronics, a local store that's supplied businesses and individuals with electronic ...

Martin Rowe

How to Transform a Technology University (Book Review)
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
The Presiding Genius of the Place by Alison Chisolm. WPI, Worcester, Mass., 234 pp., 2016. Engineers love to discuss, and often criticize, engineering education. They often claim ...

Max Maxfield

Aloha from EEWeb
Max Maxfield
Post a comment
Just a few minutes ago as I pen these words, I posted this blog about this month's Cartoon Punchline Competition over on EEWeb.com.