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12/22/2011

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Shouldn't the decline of these metals help the solar industry produce cheaper solar panels?

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The cost of producing CIGS solar cells is already very competitive compared with producing silicon wafer panels, but efficiency levels have kept CIGS cells limited to niche applications. This will continue to be the case whether the price of indium and gallium are $400/kg or $1000/kg.

The question is how large this market is going to be in 2, 5 and 10 years time, and whether CIGS can improve efficiency levels to be a cost-effective choice in the face of a growing diversity of alternative energy options.

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With intense competition at both the corporate and national levels, the profitability of solar energy companies is under growing pressure. Government austerity measures, low energy prices and slow economic growth contributed to First Solar cutting its 2011 sales expectations.

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