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India Will Determine Both Coal And Solar Energy Market

The IEA says that India will account for a quarter of the world’s energy demand growth between now & 2040. India is now perceived as a ‘major draw’ for the world’s leading solar manufacturers & developers. It has a superb solar resource; it has the need; it says it has the will & the potential for disaster is great if coal rather than solar solves the country’s power woes.

3 Reasons to Be Bullish on Silver Prices in 2016?

There are a number of factors that will contribute to the resurgence in silver prices: China’s addition to the LMBA silver benchmark-setting process & the slowly improving U.S. economy. Silver is used as a hedge against economic uncertainty, for jewelry & has numerous industrial uses. Silver prices are bullish. But even at current levels, they still don’t accurately reflect its versatility.

The Oil Glut And Low Prices Reflect An Affordability Problem

There has been a belief that oil supply decline will come by way of high oil prices. Demand will exceed supply. But it seems that the decline in supply will come through low oil prices. The oil glut seen now reflects a worldwide affordability crisis, which in turn keeps demand depressed. Lack of demand keeps prices low–below cost of production.

Solar Energy Shines on Silver Demand

With PV installation on the rise, silver demand is ready for a major surge. 80 tons of silver is needed to generate one gigawatt, (1 million kilowatts) of electricity, that powers around 90 typical American homes annually. In 2016, close to a million and a half metric tons of silver are expected to be needed to meet solar demand in US alone.

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