05 Jul '12, 3pm

Guest Post: Are Solar Panels Commodities?: Some people in the PV industry say that solar modules are commoditi...

Guest Post: Are Solar Panels Commodities?: Some people in the PV industry say that solar modules are commoditi...

Some people in the PV industry say that solar modules are commodities. If they’re right, then solar modules are the only commodity in the world that comes with a 25-year warranty. We’re not talking about toasters or televisions, where consumers don’t really care if the products don’t last longer than a decade. Billions of dollars are staked on solar modules meeting performance expectations for 20 years or more, in any and all environmental conditions. Although photovoltaic technology has generally proven to be extremely reliable -- crystalline silicon modules installed in the 1970s are still performing well today -- we’ve learned a lot over the last three decades that should inform both manufacturing operations and module purchase decisions. In 1996, when my boss’s boss’s boss, CEO of Suntech Dr. Zhengrong Shi, was just my colleague, we were both hopeful that crystalline s...

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