30 Aug '11, 11pm
Falling Solar Panel Costs are Great for Buyers, Bad for Producers (sort of)
One can almost see a light at the end of the tunnel. I just hope that this issue doesn’t affect panel manufacturers too negatively. Even though most people would find installing panels cost prohibitive and new building is down, leasing, as noted, could help to stimulate panel production while helping to make the necessary transition away from (not really cheap) coal. What I rarely hear is any talk about the idea of saving all those precious carbon atoms in coal for use in the emerging carbon fiber technologies that will in time revolutionize the world as we know it. I just wish that I was going to live long enough to see it unfold like the petals of a beautiful Rose on clear summer morning.