Scaling up PV Manufacturing in the Face of the Silicon Shortage

PV Manufacturers are having a hard time keeping up with the demands of their customers these days. Because companies can’t secure all the silicon they need, they are often having a hard time making enough product to meet the needs of the industry. But even though the silicon supply issues are slowing growth, manufacturers are still finding a way to expand their capacity. We’ll have a report on how manufacturers are fairing under the silicon shortage.

Also in the podcast: Karen Schmidt of the Trips to the Nanofrontier Podcast talks with Dr. Nate Lewis about using nanotechnologies to advance renewable energy. Her interview comes to us from the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, an initiative launched by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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