25 Jun '13, 6pm

Quality, Quality, Quality – It Should Not Be a Minimum Standard

All conferences sell trends – at Intersolar Europe trends included an uptick in prices for modules in advance of the August 6 tariff increase on Chinese modules, self-consumption as the next driver for PV industry growth, utility charges for grid-access as well as the next big market, application, technology, and so on and so forth. A trend worth starting is a return to high quality standards as well as a rejection of adherence to the ever lowering of the bar of what constitutes minimum standards. Quality, quality, quality – the PV industry has been addicted to low prices and unprofitable growth for too long, and, as just as an alcoholic or addict often needs to hit bottom before struggling back to the surface, PV may well be nearing the point of blessed return to higher standards after years of slippage. After all, energy consumers (basically, all of us) should expect hig...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013...

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