21 Apr '17, 5pm

Notes from the Solar Underground: The Long Slow Death of US Solar Manufacturing

Notes from the Solar Underground: The Long Slow Death of US Solar Manufacturing

Those looking for jobs in solar manufacturing will not find stable employment in the solar sector, as price pressure has squeezed the viability out of the sector. Plenty of solar construction jobs but manufacturing is unlikely to recover. Module assembly is different from cell manufacturing, and here, the U.S. could see some recovery though highly competitive pricing means that these jobs are not stable either. As to the failure of Suniva, Sungevity, SunEdison, Solyndra and other small module assemblers, those thrust out of work often with no notice are also victims of aggressive pricing and the goal of being the number one shipper of cells and modules.

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/04/note...

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