Solar Manufacturing Cost Increase Could Affect The Industry

Published: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:47pm
Updated: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 2:08pm
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Costs for solar manufacturers are climbing, and it could affect the broader industry.

One of the main components of solar panels, polysilicon, is seeing its prices jump dramatically. Prices are up 35 percent over four months, affecting manufacturing leader China and the profits of its companies.

Dustin Mulvaney is an associate professor of environmental studies at San Jose State University.

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