AS Published on Wednesday 6 October 2021 - n° 376 - Categories:PV Watch
A look at the photovoltaic situation
Photovoltaic panels are presented as the best way to fight against climate degradation. They would have all the virtues and would ensure the Energy Transition. However, China has monopolised world production and charges a high price for its manufacture. It explains that it is not its fault if there is a shortage of silicon because of the length of time it takes to bring production units into operation. It is not its fault that the price of energy has soared worldwide and that it does not have enough for itself. All in all, panel prices are soaring because there is far more demand than production. Behind understandable economic explanations, China is quite happy to show the world that it can be counted on.