The Great Solar Debate:
the Global So
VINCE FONT, Contributing Editor
With the unsettlingly high number of solar companies
fling for bankruptcy, there are many who feel the glob-
al solar industry is on rubbery legs. But not everyone’s
convinced the end is nigh. Some are of the opinion that
Taking the pulse of the global
solar industry shows an industry
half in distress and half healthy. Experts
debate solar’s sustainability as it exists today
and ofer some possible future scenarios.
bankruptcies are endemic of a maturing industry —
sort of a “survival of the fttest” scenario that weeds out
the weaklings and enables evolutionary leaps to occur.
Both views have a sound basis in reality that make it
tough to answer the (seemingly) simple question: Is the
solar industry healthy or sick?
In a recent webcast held by Renewable Energy
World aptly named “The Great Solar Debate: Where
Does the Global Solar Industry Stand?,” three of the
industry’s best minds came together to answer