NewEnergyNews: SOLAR’S LONG TERM PRICE TREND

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  • Thursday, October 04, 2012

    SOLAR’S LONG TERM PRICE TREND

    Solar Photovoltaic Cell/Module Shipments Report; Value, average price, and average efficiency

    September 26, 2012 (U.S. Energy Information Administration)

    “In 2011, the value of photovoltaic cell shipments totaled nearly $1.7 billion and the value of photovoltaic module shipments reached nearly $6 billon…Average prices of photovoltaic cells and modules per peak watt of capacity shipped have declined steady over the past several years…

    “For photovoltaic cells, the average price has decreased more than 18 percent, from $1.13 in 2010 to $0.92 in 2011, and the average price of photovoltaic modules fell nearly 19 percent, from $1.96 in 2010 to $1.59 in 2011…”

    “The performance of a photovoltaic module is typically measured in terms of its energy conversion efficiency, i.e., the percentage of incident solar energy (input) that the module converts to electricity (output) under standard rating conditions…

    “In 2011, the average energy conversion efficiencies reported by manufacturers and imports were…16 percent for Crystalline Silicon PV module…11 percent for Thin-film PV module…29 percent for Concentrator PV module…”

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    At 10:11 PM, Blogger Minwoo Kim said...

    The World Goes Solar. Japan's FiT in July is among the highest in the world. It's clear that Japan's FiT will shake the solar market. Now, US has the same options. New solutions will be showed in Japan. This is it!
    As you know, earthquake in Japan is happening frequently. Floating solar panels installation is one of the best solutions for power crisis in Japan. So you have to reduce vibration to install Floating solar panels. Because, it makes many kinds of problems! Vibrations caused by wind, waves and external forces. New Floating Body Stabilizer for Floating solar panels installation has been created in South Korea. The Floating Body Stabilizers generate drag force immediately when Floating solar panels are being rolled and pitched on the water. Recently, these Floating Body Stabilizers have been used to reduce vibration of Floating Solar Panels in South Korea. You can see New Floating Body Stabilizer videos in YouTube. http://youtu.be/O2oys_YHhCc, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA_xFp5ktbU&feature=youtu.be.

     

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