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Solar Energy Markets by Philip G. Jordan

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Afterward

The solar industry has grown in fits and starts since the early 1970s, but its recent ascent has all but cemented it as a major energy technology for the future. In the short and medium term, the future of solar is brightest for installation companies, which are benefitting from low module prices, cheap capital, and abundant new markets. The manufacturing market will remain depressed as the oversupply of panels comes down.

China will play a pivotal role in the future of solar energy and is likely to become the dominant market driver of the industry. It has already eclipsed the United States as the top investment market for solar, but the most important trends are whether it will continue its aggressive shift away from production ...

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