On sale in 2010: $1/watt solar

Solar modules can soon be bought for $1 per watt, which will be cheaper than the cost of electricity from grid excluding subsidies.

Chinese solar manufacturer QS Solar said it is aiming to sell this cheaper solar module by 2010. Module prices are said to be under pressure since third quarter last year because of oversupply.

QS Solar started production of its amorphous silicon thin-film modules last year. The company currently has 3 production lines with an installed capacity of 95 MegaWatts, and it plans to increase another 4 lines by 2009, which will lead to a total capacity of 235 MW by next year.

“We will bring down the sales price to our goal of $0.75/watt through the continuous expansion of our production capacity and process optimization.”

Leave it to China to get the cheaper materials out in the market first. Unless of course other countries are already developing their own cheaper solar material versions.


2 Responses to On sale in 2010: $1/watt solar

  1. Zia Khan 21 September, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    Is QS Solar is lying when they claim that their price for solar panels is US$ 1.00/kW?

    If you they are not lying, where I can buy these solar Panels?

    I need 1300 kW of these panels

  2. Jonathan 8 November, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    My company needs around 500kw of panels. Did you get any info on this company? Is their technology viable?

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