25 Oct '12, 7pm

Why ailing #solar manufacturers should buy new factory equipment now (really)

Why ailing #solar manufacturers should buy new factory equipment now (really)

Earlier this week, NPD Solarbuzz announced that the PV production equipment book-to-bill ratio had hit negative territory. But could right now - in the midst of module oversupply, idle factories and company bankruptcies - actually be the perfect time for manufacturers to take the plunge and upgrade their equipment? A recent report from Lux Research makes the case for manufacturing equipment investment during the downturn. In fact, those purchases could enable solar manufacturers to survive. We spoke with Fatima Toor, an analyst at Lux Research and lead author of the report - titled "Turning Lemons into Lemonade: Opportunities in the Turbulent Photovoltaic Equipment Market" - about the types of innovations and improvements that could separate the winners from the losers in the current shakeout. Solar Industry: A recent report from another firm predicted that PV equipment sp...

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