30 Apr '12, 5am

U.S. #solar market is cost-sensitive: Q&A with Chris O'Brien, head of market development at Oerlikon Solar:

U.S. #solar market is cost-sensitive: Q&A with Chris O'Brien, head of market development at Oerlikon Solar:

Oerlikon Solar is a leading global supplier of thin film PV manufacturing equipment, and the company has customers in many world markets, including China. The company generally supports policies that promote free trade, as a means to ensuring competitive pricing across markets. At the same time, we also recognize the need for safeguards and grievance procedures to ensure that fair trade policies are uniformly followed, to ensure a fair and level playing field. The US solar PV market is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world, and is highly competitive, with solar PV systems competing against other solar and renewable energy technology options, and also with large scale solar PV systems competing directly in a wholesale electricity market where low gas prices are a prevailing factor. Competitive pricing is critical to achieving the projected expansion of the US mark...

Full article: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120427VL200.html

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