Manufacturing costs for industry-leading Chinese module suppliers are now approaching 50 cents per watt, something which was unthinkable even two years ago. However, with pricing for polysilicon - the key driver of recent cost reductions - bottoming out, the outlook for the future is shrouded in uncertainty.
To what extent are cost improvements in the recent past sustainable over the longer term? Have these impressive declines come at the expense of product quality? What role will technology innovation and automation play going forward, and which technological parameters are most subject to change? And what is the long-term floor for module costs?
Join GTM Research Senior Analyst Shyam Mehta as he leverages data and analysis from his most recent report, PV Technology and Cost Outlook, 2013-2017, to answer these questions and more.