The solar industry steamed along last week. Some solar companies made big moves in the stock market while other companies expanded operations internationally. In other news, some companies are making it easier for people to go solar.
Quarterly PV manufacturing equipment spending by c-Si ingot-to-module and thin-film panel producers grew for the sixth consecutive quarter during Q4'10 to $2.9 billion, as double-digit Q/Q manufacturing capacity growth continued to grip the PV industry.
Rising equipment demand from Asian cell manufacturers will be the primary driver of global industry revenues during 2011, forecast to grow from $10.7 billion in 2010 to $11.7 billion.
Edward Guinness, comanager of the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund, says countries will use a portfolio mix of resources to meet their power needs. Investors in the alternative energy sector are advised to take the same approach to investing in the sector.
A reader whose political sensibilities obviously do not parallel those in “The Story of Stuff” writes in:
As for “Stuff,” I don’t doubt that most of what [Annie Leonard] says is true and it certainly is deplorable, but I missed her solutions unless she proposes an anti-consuming society, which wouldn’t work here or anyplace else.
Thanks for your observations.
Last week, Michael Norton’s January 4th article for the Provincetown Banner, Eight More Cape Winds? questioned the efficacy of Massachusetts partnering with research institutions and offshore wind energy experts to reduce the cost of offshore wind by 40 percent by 2020 and 60 percent by 2030.
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There have been a few analyst calls in the past couple days I want to review here, mostly in the solar space.