Economic Analysis of the Solar Industry

Economic Analysis of the Solar Industry

Annie Hazlehurst, graduate student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and in the E-IPER program, discusses the current state and future of the solar photovoltaic industry from an economic and business perspective with a specific focus on when the price of photovoltaic-generated electricity will be competitive with other generation methods.

16 Comments on “Economic Analysis of the Solar Industry”

  1. At 14:56 the presenter finsihes explaining solar is the most resource intensive way to produce energy, then abandoned her objectivity to say the absurd "When peak power cost the most, the most expensive power is reasonable to buy". eg Analogous to saying Fararri's are cheap and peak traffic.

    A political advocacy video.

  2. I have researched the real cost of solar which is $5+ a kilowatt depending on where you live and incentives from uncle sam. By the time you pay it back the life of the panels fizzle out. 35-45k for 10,000kw on a sunny day. Up front cost is more than most people can afford. And for those who can the government is already thinking about taxing you for the systems you own. It's a total wash.

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  4. It looks bad for Stanford when her grammar is so sub-par. Somebody should proof-read her presentation so she does not say, "There IS a lot of things" WTF! I'm sure she is intelligent, but she sounds like an idiot!

  5. 12:48 – It should be clarified that solar produces peak power from 9am-3pm, which only partly overlays when utility energy need is highest (around 9 am – 10 pm). If the cost for solar energy storage solutions (ie batteries) can be significantly reduced, then is makes sense for solar energy to be sold back to utilities to meet the peak energy needs in the afternoon/night as well.

  6. 42:20 – basically it sums it up. Solar is incompetitive without strong arm twisting by goverment mandating the green religion.

  7. Good, I like that you share this video, I wish success always discusses the current state and future of the solar photovoltaic industry from an economic and business perspective with a specific focus on when the price

  8. The character limit really obstructs and prevents any meaningful critique of Ms. Hazlehurst's presentation so I'll confine my critique to the fact that I FUCKING HATE HER VOICE!!!

  9. @kennedy7955 You can find PDF slides in the Seminar Archives (going back to around October 28, 2009) on EnergySeminar Stanford edu (filter is preventing me from posting the direct link, sorry)

  10. The slides were very hard to see. Some editing and inserting those images into the video would have been a good move.

  11. Nice job censoring the comments, StanfordUniversity…
    I'm not going to support a channel that censors comments. *unsubscribes*

  12. I'm sorry, but her voice is extremely annoying… also, most of this has been covered by other lecturers.

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