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Growth of solar power expected to cause PV shortage

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Growth of solar power expected to cause PV shortage

The solar industry faces its first shortfall in eight years, and smaller installations could be put on hold as a result.


September 19, 2014

After two years of surplus, the solar industry is facing a looming shortage of photovoltaic panels. With installations expected to swell as much as 29 percent this year, the industry faces its first shortfall since 2006. When panels become scarce, customers placing the biggest orders are likely to be supplied, while smaller residential installations may have to wait, according to a solar industry financial analyst.

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