Solar Power
An SI Board Since May 2006
Posts SubjectMarks Bans
3962 95 0
Emcee:  Copperfield Type:  Unmoderated
Top solar power executives voiced fears that their industry's stellar growth over the past few years might stall due to a global shortage of polysilicon, the main component of solar cells. Takashi Tomita of Japan's Sharp, the world's biggest solar-cell maker, warned of what he called a "vicious spiral" in which the market could grind to a halt as rocketing silicon prices meant suppliers could not afford to meet demand. "I am very worried about it, because a shortage of polysilicon materials would lead to an increase in prices of polysilicon and could ultimately lead to a stagnation of the solar-cell market, said Tomita, chief of solar systems at Sharp. The solar market currently supplies a fraction of 1 percent of the world's energy needs and is worth an estimated $7 billion annually. The industry may increase that proportion to 8 percent by 2030, according to the European Renewable Energy Council.
Previous 25 | Next 25 | View Recent | Post Message
Go to reply# or date (mm/dd/yy):
ReplyMessage PreviewFromRecsPosted
3962<b>West of the Pecos Solar sells 50 of its 100 MW</b> E.ON’s firstEric-Monday
3961Texas to get its largest battery, coupled with its largest solar power plant ViEric-Monday
3960TrendForce: China PV policy moves to undermine Section 201 tariffs The analytiEric-June 15
3959GCL signs a 110 MW solar power contract in Colorado GCL’s “Overseas Seeding InEric-June 15
3958100% renewable energy, no net metering caps and more in Massachusetts Senate bilEric-June 15
3957Policy Europe’s New Renewable Energy Target Draws Mixed Reactions A target ofEric-June 15
3956Fossil Fuels A Reckoning for Power Giants: Siemens May Sell Its Gas Turbine BusEric-June 15
3955Solar News Utility Michigan’s Consumers Energy Plans 5 GW Of Solar, No More CoaEric-June 14
3954New US Solar Record — 2.155 Cents Per kWh! (+ 400 MWh of Energy Storage) TwitteEric-June 14
3953Energy storage takes the grid by storm at the EIA conference, part 1 PresentatiEric-June 14
3952Energy storage takes the grid by storm at the EIA conference, part 2 Part 2 looEric-June 14
3951 More solar farms prepare to connect as solar pipeline leaps to 35GW By GilesEric-June 14
3950Spain’s ‘sun tax’ set to be scrapped With her first official announcement, SpaEric-June 13
3949Increased bid prices recorded in German PV tender Despite an increase in averaEric-June 13
3948 Warren Buffett secures amazing low prices for 1GW of solar By Sophie VorrathEric-June 13
3947Tesla Powerpacks arrive for next big battery at Victoria solar farm Message 316Eric-June 13
3946Solar 2.0: PV and storage deals show signs of rapid energy transition By GilEric-June 13
3945Utility-Scale Solar Nevada’s 2.3-Cent Bid Beats Arizona’s Record-Low Solar PPA Eric-June 13
3944Would you pay 1.795¢/kWh for solar power in 2043? NV Energy has signed a Eric-June 12
3943Residential Solar Residential Solar Capacity Additions to Remain Flat in 2018, Eric-June 12
3942Global Solar Demand To Increase 11% Despite China Cuts, Predicts IHS Markit TwiEric-June 11
3941Technology The Photovoltaic Power Plants of the Future, According to DOE’s SolaEric-June 11
3940Martin Green – Australia’s “father of PV” – beats Elon Musk to Global Energy PriEric-June 11
3939 ClearVue solar windows tapped by Australian eco home builder By Sophie VorrEric-June 11
3938Gupta’s stunning deal to supply cheap solar to South Australian industry By Eric-June 11
Previous 25 | Next 25 | View Recent | Post Message
Go to reply# or date (mm/dd/yy):
Copyright © 1995-2018 Knight Sac Media. All rights reserved.Stock quotes are delayed at least 15 minutes - See Terms of Use.