Solar expert Keiser: USA to become world's largest solar market
Richard Keiser (http://www.keiser-analytics.com/) is the president of Keiser Analytics, which does in-depth analysis of solar technologies, markets and companies. The expert is convinced that the solar demand in the U.S. will have a boost in the next years.
"The solar market is rapidly growing in the U.S. and is poised to become perhaps the largest market in the world", Richard Keiser says to DAF's Manuel Koch in Inside Wall Street. "To frame the size of the American solar market it is important to start with total electricity consumption", the expert continues. The U.S. currently consumes about four kilowatt hours per year.
How much potential there actually is in the U.S. market is still hard to say. "Of course it is difficult to give a precise number for market growth. Especially in a market that can grow between 100 and 500 percent. This year the United States will come out around two gigawatts of total solar installations", Richard Keiser says.
Keiser's currently sees only two forms of technology: Thin-film and polycrystalline solar modules. "At present the mix could have a slight shift toward thin-film, but this is really a question of whether those firms can be adequately capitalized." A radical shift is therefore rather unlikely. Find out in Inside Wall Street, in which companies Keiser sees the most potential.
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