09 May '11, 10pm

Solar Power Production and Installation Grew at a Phenomenal Rate in 2010

Solar Power Production and Installation Grew at a Phenomenal Rate in 2010

This is excellent news for the alternative energy arena, but it comes with a few caveats. First, much of this capacity was manufactured in China, a market that has little to no environmental regulations in place. The production of solar cells is a toxic business, so producing solar in China has the potential to create problems even as it alleviates the energy crisis. Thin film cells, which have the potential to be much cleaner to produce than crystalline cells, and are largely manufactured in the west. However, thin films still have a great deal of promise to fulfill, as they still only make up about 5% of the solar market, and their total market share actually declined from 2009 due to a much greater increase in the production of crystalline solar cells. This seems to be the result of thin film manufacturers, mostly in the west, plotting an excessively cautious course whe...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/05/09/solar-power-productio...

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