PV Demand Shifts from Supply-To Demand-Constrained

Bradford, Travis
September 2007
Solar Today;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p74
Academic Journal
The article examines the market for photovoltaic (PV) systems worldwide and the prospects for an increase in demand for PV systems in the future. A global perspective on market demand for PV systems is created through projections of country-by-country demand for PV systems through 2010. Research findings indicate that demand for PV systems has changed from being supply-constrained to demand-constrained. The issues' implications for the PV systems market and the advocacy of solar and renewable energy sources are also cited.


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