By mc solar (September 4, 2009)

Its being reported in.. where else.. expensive reports, that analysts feel the solar market will lose almost 50% of solar manufacturers in financial year 2010. What’s behind the analysts analysis? :

The market research firm The Information Network recently noted massive inventory buildup and huge overcapacity were having a serious impact on the solar panel industry and manufacturers, and Dr. Robert Castellano, president of The Information Network has now pointed out that inventory is averaging 122 days in 2009 versus 71 days in 2008. Capacity utilization dropped to 27.9% in 2009 from 48.0% in 2008.digitimes

Time for the DIY niche market on homemade solar cells. Two recent options:

  1. Cheap Do It Yourself Solar Cells from Reconstituted Ebay Purchases: [on treehugger]
  2. Instructables always has some good learning experiences:


My home made solar cell step by stepMore DIY How To Projects



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