Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Solar Competitive Landscape

4,048 views

Published on

  • Be the first to comment

Solar Competitive Landscape

  1. 1. Strengths Market Position Weaknesses <ul><li>Recent emergence onto the solar scene </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on utility-scale installations </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot plants are contracted and being installed </li></ul><ul><li>Little reliance on silicon price swings </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure can be upgraded as cells improve </li></ul><ul><li>Modular infrastructure can be infinitely scaled </li></ul><ul><li>Low operating costs </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively new technology has limited field deployment statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Some systems are overly complex </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly recent entrant to solar power generation market </li></ul><ul><li>Significant traction internationally is growing in the US (CA, NV) </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable systems </li></ul><ul><li>Highly durable </li></ul><ul><li>Low operating costs </li></ul><ul><li>Water usage – often in areas where water is scarce </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to Upgrade </li></ul>CPV CSP <ul><li>c-Si has a long operating history in the market and is well understood </li></ul><ul><li>Thin film has recently entered the market but is quickly gaining traction </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial and Residential Applicability </li></ul><ul><li>c-Si is well understood and is a fairly stable technology </li></ul><ul><li>Thin film is the lowest cost solar technology </li></ul><ul><li>Both technologies can be widely deployed – rooftops, cars, electronics, charging stations </li></ul><ul><li>Highly susceptible to silicon pricing / availability </li></ul><ul><li>High capital costs for incremental capacity </li></ul><ul><li>High replacement cost </li></ul><ul><li>Thin film provides relatively low energy density </li></ul>c-Si / Thin Film Competitive Landscape

×