31 Oct '12, 3pm

US Solar Market Insight: Quotes From the Solar Panels

US Solar Market Insight: Quotes From the Solar Panels

Over the last two days, dozens of senior solar professionals served as panelists at the GTM Research Solar Market Insight event and offered a snapshot of today's solar industry and some hints of what the solar industry will look like in 2013 and 2014. The panelists weighed in on soft costs, balance-of-system costs, product quality, and a new era in financing solar projects. Here are some viewpoints from the experts on this week's panels. First Solar, AE, and Belectric on Lowering System Costs First Solar's Engineering Director John Schroeder said, "Finance cost is more expensive than module cost" outside the U.S. First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR ) has between two and three gigawatts of utility-scale solar currently in construction and "five gigawatts in the ground." As part of driving energy yield, Schroeder seemed keen on trackers -- noting that tracker technology and cost are "r...

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