14 Mar '12, 3pm

More Pain Ahead for Solar Stocks

More Pain Ahead for Solar Stocks

Here are some key points in the report: Combined global revenue for PV increased from $71.2 billion in 2010 to $91.6 billion in 2011, a 29 percent increase. Installations in 2011 leaped 69 percent to 26 GW from 15.6 GW in 2010. The higher growth in installations compared to revenue are a consequence of rapid price declines in crystalline modules. Clean Edge predicts continued rapid growth in installations, with global revenues of $131 billion in 2021. At a total installed system price of $1.28 per watt (compared to $3.47 per watt in 2011), they expect more than 102 GW of PV installations in 2021. Reading Between the Lines Sounds like good news to you? Then you're probably a consumer of solar electricity, not a company involved in the solar sector. From 2007 to 2011, solar industry revenues grew at a compound annual rate of 46 percent (from $20 billion in 2007 to $92 billio...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012...

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