Solar Shakeout

The last 18 months have been the toughest yet for PV manufacturers and equipment and material suppliers. Massive overcapacity and plummeting prices have led to vanishing margins, sequential quarter financial losses and an ever-growing number of companies struggling to stay afloat, exit the market altogether or simply go bankrupt. The term ‘solar shakeout’ has been widely used in the media to characterize current market conditions.

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  • Photovoltaics International 29th Edition

    Forecasting the evolution of a young, dynamic industry is by definition an uncertain business, and solar is no exception. Rarely, if ever, do the numbers broadcast by any of the various bodies involved in the PV prediction game tally, and even historical deployment rates remain the subject of hot debate. The paradox is that getting forecasts broadly right is going to become increasingly important over the next few years, particularly for those involved in producing the equipment that will support whatever levels of demand come to pass.



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