Comments on: What solar shakeout? U.S. and China firms say there’s room for all http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/02/what-solar-shakeout-us-and-china-firms-say-theres-room-for-all/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Alan McCrindle http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/02/what-solar-shakeout-us-and-china-firms-say-theres-room-for-all/comment-page-1/#comment-342833 Wed, 04 Nov 2009 02:01:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14460#comment-342833 This article seems to be confusing Nationalism and Capitalism. We live in a globalised Capitalist world.International Capitalism is uninterested in Nationality unless it confers it some economic advantage like lower taxes or lower wage costs.If you want to succeed in this international world you have to transcend the limitation of Nationalism and think globally.

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By: Efficiency Game http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/02/what-solar-shakeout-us-and-china-firms-say-theres-room-for-all/comment-page-1/#comment-342828 Tue, 03 Nov 2009 21:44:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14460#comment-342828 Why would you invest in anything OTHER than Chinese solar manufacturing right now. Just like Germany found out, there’s no room in this business for dinosaurs. Whether it’s Nike, Trek bicycles or treasury bonds…. we’re the thinkers and the Chinese are ultimately the makers. Solar is no exception. Next time you’re online, look at two stocks (First Solar from America ($130 per share) and Renesola from China ($4 per share). Tell me which one has the most growth potential and which one looks bloated and ready to fall.

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By: Kevin http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/02/what-solar-shakeout-us-and-china-firms-say-theres-room-for-all/comment-page-1/#comment-342827 Tue, 03 Nov 2009 21:07:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14460#comment-342827 Solar is ALL about price. Yes, it’s nice to save the environment, but when the ROI for solar to replace conventional power is negative, or takes a 25 year time span to pay for itself, we’re still not at the point of universal adoption. The first Solar company to bring to market truly affordable and efficient solar energy, where there is an immediate ROI on the investment over conventional power, will win this contest.

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By: Jonathan Cole http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/02/what-solar-shakeout-us-and-china-firms-say-theres-room-for-all/comment-page-1/#comment-342823 Tue, 03 Nov 2009 17:43:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14460#comment-342823 Of course it is not all about price! Only when an industry serves up a commodity product is it all about price. The next phase is all about integration of all the technologies involved in solar electric systems plus IT. Only then do we get solar energy appliances that cost little to install and maintain and are appropriate to real world conditions.

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By: Greener China http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/02/what-solar-shakeout-us-and-china-firms-say-theres-room-for-all/comment-page-1/#comment-342811 Tue, 03 Nov 2009 07:06:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14460#comment-342811 What I find interesting is how short term focused this cleantech debate is.First, it shows that the primary concern is not the environment, or bringing to market the best technologies. It is about jobs. Who owns what.Second, it also shows a misunderstanding of market dynamics and the quickly change tone towards products that do not measure up. Sure, buyers in China we for local products cheaper as they were viewed as cheaper, but those decisions are quickly chaning as buyers begin to see their equipment failures pile up

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By: JT http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/02/what-solar-shakeout-us-and-china-firms-say-theres-room-for-all/comment-page-1/#comment-342803 Mon, 02 Nov 2009 23:10:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14460#comment-342803 Talk about a hanging fly ball… There’s a select group of affluent people out there who care about style and branding… That’s great for the high end suppliers but when it gets down to the middle class solar customer everything most definitely is about price. Gucci doesn’t build box stores.

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