& Materials in Solar Cells & Modules, 2010
Linx-AEI Consulting is pleased to
announce initiation on the third edition of this ground-breaking report. Driven by the recent collapse in module
pricing and the relentless drive to achieve grid parity, cell producers are
looking to continuously reduce costs through the implementation of new
materials and manufacturing processes.
This report will deliver an analysis of emerging
architectures and manufacturing technologies as well as the materials
necessary to meet the cost reduction goals. It is an authoritative
source of strategic, tactical and forecast information for marketers
and executive management for producers and users of these materials.
CHEMICALS & MATERIALS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS AND MODULES 2010 will be an
industry analysis report of approximately 200 pages electronically
delivered in PowerPoint format. To develop this report, Linx will
conduct extensive primary and secondary research, and conduct
interviews with supply chain participants and end users.
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Grid Parity Fab - A Critical Examination
Berwind of Linx-AEI recently gave a speech at The SEMI New England Breakfast
Forum at CNSE in Albany, New York. Joe's paper reviewed Centrotherm's Grid Parity Fab. Conclusions of this analysis included:
- The PV
market is still immature and uneconomical. It is highly dependent on
local government's subsidies which may be required for at least
next 5-10 years
grid parity factory produces the modules at a cost/W of €1.07 in China,
€1.23 in USA and €1.26 in Germany/Canada.
cost varies from geography to geography mainly due to differences in
labor cost and electricity prices.
Joe Berwind's company, Alternative Energy Investing (AEI)
critically examined Centrotherm's claim using its proprietary cost
simulation tool. AEI's
cost simulation tool generated the module cost/W of $1.82 or €1.24. AEI
is cautious about the factors affecting the cost, and any small change in
these prices could result in Centrotherm not achieving the forecasted cost.
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speak at Opportunities for Chemicals and Materials in Wind and Solar Energy -
December 4, 2009 - Philadelphia.
Development and Marketing Association (CDMA)- a Special Interest Group of PDMA - is holding a unique, one-day conference identifying unmet needs for new
chemicals and materials products in Wind Energy, Concentrating Solar Thermal,
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downstream experts from BP Solar, NREL (PV) along with Linx Consulting's Mark Thirsk
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Challenges Keep Mounting; Linx-AEI Offers Services to Help Our Clients Succeed
Key future unknowns in
the Solar industry include:
What will be the impact of the upcoming election in Germany?
- What is the impact of China's industry support initiatives?
What actions will be taken in the US?
- How will the Polysilicon oversupply impact industry cost
- Who will be the winners and losers of the recent industry
These are all tough
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Linx Consulting also offers custom reports
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