09 May '12, 9am

McKinsey: Solar Costs Could Drop 70% by 2020

McKinsey: Solar Costs Could Drop 70% by 2020

Those who think that solar’s bright future has dimmed lately can take solace from research by McKinsey that says, basically, that reports of the industry pending demise have been greatly exaggerated. According to the consultancy the solar power industry is merely suffering from “growing pains.” The article, “Solar power: Darkest before dawn,” dispels the notion that the industry has “lapsed into a classic cycle of boom and bust after a decade of unprecedented growth,” even though that might appear to be what’s happening. Years of government subsidies boosted the global installed capacity of solar-photovoltaic (PV) modules and dramatically cut prices, the article says, and then new producers, including China, rushed into the market, prompting oversupply and pressure on margins that have threatened many of the pioneering players. “Demand today isn’t keeping up with supply, a...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/05/mckinsey-solar-costs-...

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