Not so sunny on solar

Just finished up at the IPC Executive Summit meeting. The last speaker I saw talked about the solar market – Paula Mints from Navigant Consulting. She was pretty surprised that our “big industry” would be interesting in solar equipment – the whole market is $20 billion. She also said that those attracted by the growth rates were in for a surprise as the entire industry is incentive-driven and growth is completely deteremined by government programs to support solar. She said that Germany had a big run up but the government had curtailed funding and it basically would crash the market. Very thought provoking.

During the meeting, I experimented with some “twitter streaming.” To see some more stats and figures, see our Twitter feed at http://www.twitter.com/ipcassociation.

Lots of information on medical and military and forecasts for upturns in 2010 and 2011. We’ll have more info in the November IPC member newsletter, Intouch.

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