The stampede of positive earnings reports keep coming from the solar industry even as analysts worry about demand taking a downward turn next year.
Our latest blowout comes from Canadian Solar
But the week wasn't without its pitfalls for solar as SunPower
Concentrate a little harder
But SunPower's biggest move might have been the concentrator system that the company thinks is a "game changer." The strange-looking device takes sunlight and bounces it onto a thin solar strip on each panel, reducing the amount of solar cell needed to collect sunlight. The device will see a beta deployment next year with possible production in 2012. If the new panels perform as expected, SunPower expects it to lower the levelized cost of energy up to 20% versus competing panels.
SunPower operates on the high-efficiency end of the spectrum and justifies a price premium over competitors like First Solar's
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