Incentive-driven industries are inherently risky. That the solar industry, with 98% of its demand driven by incentives of some type, appeared less risky from 2004 through 2010 (give or take a quarter or two) was merely an illusion. Currently some industry watchers are implying that solar is, and always will be, too expensive to gain a significant share of the energy producing pie chart -- some of whom proclaimed solar (all solar technologies) the technology of the future. When you are hot (pardon the pun) everyone loves you; when you are not, SCHADENFREUDE takes over.
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