Es geht noch günstiger……

Die Herstellung von Silizium (günstige Ersatzstoffe für Silizium sind auch schon in Entwicklung) für PV Anlagen
ist jetzt mit weniger Energie-Aufwand möglich aus in früheren Zeiten.

Die enormen Investitionen/Subventionen die die EEG Gesetzte Europas in die Kassen der PV Firmen spühlen treibt
(zum Glück) einige technologische Fortschritte voran, welchen die Menschheit bis jetzt noch reichlich ungenutzt gelassen hat.

Das Ziel: Der Sonnen-Strom soll dem krebserregenden Atom-Strom Konkurrenz machen.

Schaffen es Hersteller PV-Module zu produzieren welche 1kWp (kilo Watt Peak) für 1000USD bringen,
dann wäre der Break-Even erreicht.

Und es wäre (preislich) egal ob man sich PV-Panele auf das Dach schraubt und seinen Strom die nächsten 30 Jahre selbst erzeugt oder ob man sich mit einem Vertrag knebeln lässt, der einem definitiv eher teurere als günstigere Strom-Preise verspricht.

Module Price Highlights:   August 2010

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Price Summary

This month the declines in retail prices resulted in a reduction of both the US and European price indices.

However, this month’s picture is a little more complex that just the headline outcomes. The direction of prices does depend on the manufacturing company product line. In other words, not all companies are exhibiting declines in retail prices.

Retail prices are the last step in the long PV business chain. The indicies on this page give equal weighting to all retail price points in the survey. This is important because consumers will inevitably gravitate to the lowest price quotes.

For the survey as a whole, it includes module powers as low as 5 watts (the index on the right just includes powers 1125 watts and above), 38.7% of the survey prices are now below $4 per watt. The price index is based on the price of a single module. However, retail price discounts are usually available for modules purchased in quantity.

In contrast to retail prices, „factory gate“ prices are significantly lower. The Solarbuzz research methodology for obtaining factory gate prices is completely different to this online survey and must be obtained directly from manufacturers, distributors and larger project developers/installers.

A factory gate price is the price that the module manufacturer sells for on an arms length transaction basis. Just like retail prices, factory gate prices vary by quantity purchased, power of module, efficiency of module, strength of the brand and location of purchaser. Mid-efficiency fatory gate crystalline module prices are around $2 per watt at the present time.

One key benefit of the retail price approach is it allows comparison between different module models to be undertaken on an impartial basis with a large number of consistent price points.

The continuing decline in module prices (for most, but not all modules) represents more good news for the solar consumer. These declines are paying off in terms of demand growth, which will be spectacular in 2010. Contrast these price declines with the increases emanating from some of solar’s competing energy sources. Also, pay close attention to the intensity of industry efforts to bring down costs even further.

This demand growth has one other hugely valuable effect. It allows economies of scale to be accessed through the photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing and market chain. These economies of scale are already available to hydrocarbon based energy sources.

While there may be short periods of interruption, there is only one consistent long term trend – namely, declining PV costs and prices. That trend will assure a continuation of the direction of the long term demand path for this industry.

Lowest Prices ($/Wp)

As of August 2010, there are now 532 solar module prices below $4.00 per watt (€3.04 per watt) or 38.7% of the total survey. This compares with 518 price points below $4.00 per watt (€3.20 per watt) in July.

The lowest retail price for a multicrystalline silicon solar module is $1.74 per watt (€1.32 per watt) from a US retailer. The lowest retail price for a monocrystalline silicon module is also $2.16 per watt (€1.64 per watt), from a German retailer.

Note, however, that „not all models are equal.“ In other words, brand, technical attributes and certifications do matter.

The lowest thin film module price is at $1.07 per watt (€0.81 per watt) from a United States-based retailer. As a general rule, it is typical to expect thin film modules to be at a price discount to crystalline silicon (for like module powers). This thin film price is represented by a 55 watt module.

Note, once again, that these prices are based upon the purchase of a single solar module and prices are exclusive of sales taxes. Information on volume discounts, factory gate and PV system pricing is available as part of our consultancy services.

Price Index Context

The module cost represents around 50 – 60% of the total installed cost of a Solar Energy System. Therefore the solar module price is the key element in the total price of an installed solar system. All prices are exclusive of sales taxes, which depending on the country or region can add 8-20% to the prices, with generally highest sales tax rates in Europe.

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