PV Blog Polls

How does the GUNTHER Portfolio Photovoltaics Blog redesign strike you?

  • Cool, looks great! (25%, 14 Votes)
  • Hey, it's OK. (21%, 12 Votes)
  • Anything is an improvement. (7%, 4 Votes)
  • What's with the retro 90's boxes? (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Huh, what redesign. (40%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 56

Start Date: Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 9:45
End Date: No Expiry

Will Skyline Solar's High Gain Solar (HGS) approach succeed?

  • Combining parabolic troughs with silicon solar cells and 1-axis tracking is brilliant! (16%, 13 Votes)
  • Only if HGS delivers on LCOE, modules are certified, and operating data proves the system is bankable. (24%, 20 Votes)
  • High Gain Solar (HGS) is marketroid for mid (middling) concentration. (16%, 13 Votes)
  • Maybe Skyline Solar should focus on 1-axis tracking with 1x sun modules? (7%, 6 Votes)
  • There's always the auto parts business to fall back on. (37%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 83

Start Date: Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 20:50
End Date: No Expiry

Is Amorphous Silicon (a-Si) Solar dead?

  • a-Si is dead. Long live Micromorph / Tandem! (26%, 26 Votes)
  • Of course. Let Oerlikon and AMAT prove they can match FSLR efficiency and $/Watt. (7%, 7 Votes)
  • Polysilicon is cheap and abundent. End of story. (32%, 32 Votes)
  • Was it ever alive? (35%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 100

Start Date: Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 21:42
End Date: No Expiry

Is Upgraded Metallurgical (UMG) Silicon dead?

  • UMG Si rocks! Abundent, low cost, solar grade silicon is required to achieve $1/W mc-Si. (28%, 11 Votes)
  • Not with Multicrystalline efficiency at a 15% discount to Polysilicon. (18%, 7 Votes)
  • It is in the silicon "mix". (15%, 6 Votes)
  • Yep, why bother? Polysilicon is dirt cheap. (39%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

Start Date: Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 13:37
End Date: No Expiry

Is CPV (Concentrator PhotoVoltaics) dead?

  • No way! It's perfect for regions with hot climates and high DNI. (45%, 19 Votes)
  • Not if it can get below $0.15/kWh LCOE. (33%, 14 Votes)
  • You have to be Thin Film to win. (2%, 1 Votes)
  • RIP, silicon PV modules are just too cheap. (20%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 42

Start Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 @ 23:24
End Date: No Expiry

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