Columnist Paula Mints updates us on PV trends

In a video from Intersolar North America, Paula Mints, Navigant Consulting, says that a lot of capacity is being held, primarily in China. Systems are being un-installed because of poor quality module assembly, in a small portion of solar installations. She relays news about feed-in tariffs (FITs). Also included are Mints’ latest columns on photovoltaics.

(July 20, 2010) — In a video from Intersolar North America, Paula Mints, Navigant Consulting, says that a lot of capacity is being held, primarily in China. Systems are being un-installed because of poor quality module assembly, in a small portion of solar installations. She relays news about feed-in tariffs (FITs). Also included are Mints’ latest columns on photovoltaics.

Before we all leap happily aboard the FiT bandwagon, there are a few caveats to understand …

Off-grid solar: PV industry survivor

In the rush for ever-larger installations, the off-grid market has been largely ignored. Currently, rapid change is the order of the day, leaving the industry and its stakeholders struggling to adapt …

PV industry pricing: The good, the bad, and the confusing

The PV industry has a history of constrained margins and unprofitability on the technology side. It often seems as if the only control a manufacturer has over pricing lies in its willingness to lose money …

The PV industry’s black swan

In terms of the PV industry, expected unexpected behavior is seen in the not-so-rapid rise of supply control by two countries: China and Taiwan …

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