02 Mar '12, 10pm

How to Survive Solar's Unhealthy Consolidation via @reworld

— Stop invoking grid parity. The promise of grid parity, which was supported by many price/cost and technology roadmaps while lacking a definition that included healthy margins, should be replaced with the goal of energy independence. After the expense of installing the technology, running costs are minimal, resulting in independence from utility-rate volatility for system owners of all system sizes; if the utility is the system owner, it also has control over its costs. Prices for natural gas and oil vacillate up and down. Once a PV system is installed there is stasis, stability and freedom from the anxiety felt when utility bills are opened, and from increases in the price of raw materials. — Carpe Diem for existing and new markets. Realize that PV will not necessarily be an easy sale in areas where energy rates are already low. Eventually, though, even these areas will ...

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