Applied Materials makes loss
In a normal world, Applied Materials would have to search desperate for new personal, train new personal. The delivery termins for new photovoltaic factories would be 2013.
Last year the sensation on the Intersolar fair, short before the highest ever oil price: photovoltaic factories from Applied Materials. Large glas modules with amorphe silicon, later microcrystallin amorphe. Like every year on the hunt for the top favorite for the roof of my future house. A wholesaler which I know since 1998 told me "I can give You thinfilm for 1,90 EUR, but do not tell it to others". At Signet, a company which purchased from Applied materials a factroy told me 1,90 EUR Watt peak official price for 2009.
Instead of writing immediately writing my fair report, I started for weeks calculations about the consequences of this fair sensation.
I published 2007 a concept about "solar building allotment". Now I wrote on each page of this concept "Attention: Because off the price development at thinfilm replaced by solar duty".
The previous cheap thinfilm photovoltaic had been based on limited available raw material. The Indium production is, based on PEGE estimation, only suitable for 10 GW photovoltaic yearly production. Much to less to replace crude oil by solar electric power. Only silicon is available like sand at the beach.
The loss of Applied Materials documents the complete irresponsibility of this "civilization" towards the own future.