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RMI Outlet

RMI Outlet explores topics critical to RMI’s mission to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all.

The Global PV Manufacturing Landscape in 2012 and Beyond: A Brave New World

The following is an excerpt from the introduction to GTM Research's recently published report, titled PV Technology, Production and Cost: 2012-2016 Outlook. For more information on the report, click here. The 2009 edition of this study was titled “The Anatomy of a Shakeout.” It was written during an uncertain time, when the constraint that had limited the growth of the industry for many years -- namely, polysilicon -- was unwinding, and very quickly.