10 Sep '12, 1pm

PV Still Facing a Bumpy Ride: Working in a Low-incentive World

PV Still Facing a Bumpy Ride: Working in a Low-incentive World

Conventional energy producers have not promised low energy prices without subsidies and are expected to continue to enjoy — without much negative press — indirect and direct subsidies for many years to come. This is the unfortunate irony that all industry participants face: they must participate enthusiastically in a process that leads to low margins, losses, failures and therefore a lack of the very R&D funds necessary to continue innovating. No one ever said that getting out of bed in the morning was fair, and few worthwhile causes are ever achieved without a fight. But, sadly, a growing list of companies have not been able to compete in a climate of artificial pricing for PV technology along with expectations that prices will fall. That in many cases these expectations come from the very companies that could not compete in the current climate is also ironic. Manufacture...

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

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