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Solar to see strong growth again in 2020

PV installs expected to drive demand for uncommon metals Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – January 8, 2020

 

Last updated 7/1/2022 at 12:08pm

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Enough solar panels to generate 142 GW of electricity are expected to be installed in 2020, 14 percent higher than 2019.

Global solar installations will continue double-digit growth rates into the new decade, according to the 2020 Global Photovoltaic Demand Forecast by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information and analytics.

This continued strong growth in solar installations is putting new demand on the metals that go into the solar panels and their installation.

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