You have opinions. I have facts. Please don't call my facts opinions. I have worked in the solar industry for over 20 years. I'm just tired of the all the misinformation being put out there by those with "opinions" who are trying to pump stocks. No one reads these boards anyways, so get over it. You don't like my tone ? LOL I couldn't care less
My only motive is the truth. And your post is exactly why I don't post anymore. I already refuted all your comments, and you all did was repeat them. You didn't even understand my criticisms of your post. Repeating nonsense and back peddling on what you said does make it the truth. I'm not going to argue with idiots, I have better things to do. Its clear you don't know what you are talking about, and its not my job to educate you. Good luck.
Oh Gawd. You are proof that a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. I never doubted that Cd-Te's theoretical efficiency is 30% - I took issue with your made-up statement that this efficiency is higher than the theoretical efficiency of most other materials. Look it up. C-Si and Mono-silicon have much higher theoretical efficiencies. And yes, you have to look at the wording very closely on these things. I've been doing it for years. Note that its "using processes and materials "SUITABLE" for commercial-scale manufacturing. Note the word suitable - its not on a commercial scale production line . And you missed the major point - you clearly don't know the difference between CELL efficiency and MODULE efficiency. There are completely different. But other than that you pretty much nailed it ! Rather than telling me to stop lying I suggest you educate yourself - just a little.
Cell efficiency in the lab is a lot different than module efficiency in commercial scale production. Its clear you don't know the difference. And your comment about 30% theoretical being higher than most other materials is just pure nonsense. So do you guys just sit around and make this stuff up to try and pump your stock on message boards that no one reads ?
No. It doesn't work that way. Merchant plants are connected to the transmission system and sell power on the wholesale market. Merchant plants, by law, need to be distributed systems located in the service area of the utility where the community solar participants reside. Trying to sell wholesale power from the transmission system to retail customers is retailing wheeling, which is illegal in most states and is the third rail of energy policy.
Don't over think it. Its just following the market. Different things impact the market on different days. Oil may impact the overall markets, but it doesn't mean that oil has a direct impact on solar. Same with tech.
In your three years of research did you ever stumble across the fact that less than 1% of the electricity generated in the US is from oil-based fuels ? You can have all the "beliefs" you want, but then there are the facts.
Since you asked - Hawaii has the highest cost of electricity of any state. Hawaii also has the highest penetration of rooftop PV and solar water heating because of those high rates. You have it backwards, solar is not the reason for the high rates - but the higher the the rates the better it is for solar. When was the last time a utility lowered its rates and cited the historically low cost of natural gas ? Never. Most utilities are publicly traded companies and have to show year over year revenue growth to appease shareholders - how do you get there when electricity demand is flat ? You raise rates.