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The CEO of America's Biggest Solar Maker Doesn't Believe in Distributed Generation

Alexis Madrigal

Which just so happens to be a key plank in most greens' vision of the energy future.

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What 1.3 million First Solar modules look like at the Sarnia Solar Farm in Ontario, Canada (First Solar)

File this under unlikely foes: James Hughes, CEO of First Solar, the largest American photovoltaics maker, doesn't buy a big part of most green advocates' vision for the future. In a deep (and very wonky) interview with Australia's Renew Economy, Hughes said that he doesn't think rooftop, distributed solar will disrupt our current centralized system of electricity production and distribution. 

Why?


I don't have too much commentary to add here other than to say: the politics of the major renewable energy players consistently surprise me. 





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