Solyndra as Icarus

“Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology has shown impressive price reductions over the last 20 years, and the outlook for the coming years is even brighter, with the potential for further generation cost decline of 50% by 2020. But already today, PV electricity is cheaper than many people think. In the coming years, the technology will become Read more about Solyndra as Icarus[…]

Which Way Will Solar Energy Go?

Life in the solar energy business is a constant battle between soaring aspirations for long term growth juxtaposed against the terrifying reality of falling prices and global competition.  Selling more might actually mean your solar energy business will just lose more money faster. There is, of course, more than one solar energy business.  There is Read more about Which Way Will Solar Energy Go?[…]

Lessons from Evergreen Solar

Evergreen Solar is not sustainable—that is the conclusion of the Massachusetts Economic Assistance Coordinating Council, the Commonwealth board charged with overseeing tax breaks to business that voted May19, 2011 to end the 20-year, $15 million property tax break and terminate the $7.5 million in state tax credits for Evergreen Solar Inc., two months after the Read more about Lessons from Evergreen Solar[…]