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archduchess    0

Printable solar cells just got a little bit closer to our reach. A U of T Engineering innovation might just make solar cells easy and printable. With their technology, solar cells will become inexpensive because they would be printable in a paper. They discovered the perovskite solar cells, which will lead to low-cost and printable solar panels.

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dydo    1,423
On 2017-02-19 at 10:01 AM, archduchess said:

Printable solar cells just got a little bit closer to our reach. A U of T Engineering innovation might just make solar cells easy and printable. With their technology, solar cells will become inexpensive because they would be printable in a paper. They discovered the perovskite solar cells, which will lead to low-cost and printable solar panels.

What is the price per watt?

Nobody is going to adopt technology which is more expensive providing the same result, like efficiency.

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sunnypease    12
42 minutes ago, archduchess said:

 

How do those retail prices stack up with wholesale panel prices at the moment?

 

pvinsights.com

pv.energytrend.com

These keep track of PV avg selling prices.  panels are called "modules" here.

Then for the last quarter, check each big Chinese solar. The US companies don't like to admit their PV selling prices because they are so non-competitive vs the Chinese.  Chinese just come out and say their prices & costs.

http://seekingalpha.com/symbol/JKS/earnings

http://seekingalpha.com/symbol/CSIQ/earnings

http://seekingalpha.com/symbol/JASO/earnings

 

So actual selling price right now is in the low 40 cents per Watt.  

I believe that includes tariffs and shipping, though I'm not sure.

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dydo    1,423

not much better on Energy trend

http://pv.energytrend.com/pricequotes.html

I cannot think that anyone out there can make a profit in Q1. We are entering yearly down pressure on solar shares. It would be interesting what last two Chinese companies have to say in addition to what we know from Jinko. Renesola announced something called "solid outlook." They seem to have so many projects on the go, it appears more than Canadian have under construction. I think Renesola is going to die within a year. Yingli is dead, not sure why they even bother to release anything. Still, they released some nonsense news about the committee of independent directors evaluating strategic alternatives. Time to default them bonds as an alternative, this time for real.

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solarpete    49
14 hours ago, odyd said:

I cannot think that anyone out there can make a profit in Q1.

So do you think everyone will keep producing at a loss just to maintain market share?

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