03 Sep '11, 12pm

Dana's Law of Solar The amount of solar energy in use will double every 12-18 months for as far out as I can see. #avlgb

Dana's Law of Solar The amount of solar energy in use will double every 12-18 months for as far out as I can see. #avlgb

The amount of solar energy in use will double every 12-18 months for as far out as I can see. It's important to put down a marker like this right now, lest the current industry shake-out get you down. That shake-out continued apace when Solyndra announced it was filing under Chapter 11 , and expects to go out of business. (To the right, the site of Stion's new plant in Hattiesburg, MS, due to go into production early next year .) Yet the underlying prediction remains sound. In fact, it remains modest for three reasons: Tons of solar energy is installed off-the-grid, both in the developing world and the device market . Solar technology continues to change rapidly. Costs continue to decline as technologies scale. The production of actual panels is not a great business right now, but that's the stage of the market we're at. We don't yet have the industry's version of a PC — s...

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