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Domestic Module Manufacturing: PV Globalization or Political Vote-Seeking?: Despite 2011 having been a particul...

The fact that these facilities continue to receive government support would suggest that many policymakers remain fixated on domestic solar manufacturing, despite the chronic oversupply that currently exists within the upstream segment of the PV value-chain. Moreover, many of these projects are funded as a means of local "job creation," despite the fact that modern module fabs are not particularly labor intensive compared to downstream PV system requirements. Such manufacturing "support" policies are being implemented globally. For example, within South America, there are manufacturing facilities with capacities of 5-20 MW being developed in Brazil. In Argentina, national and state funds are being made available in an attempt to create a domestic PV value-chain to satisfy up to 0.5 GW of installations over the next decade. In the Caribbean region, several islands have prop...

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

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