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Solar Power Is About To Get Much Cheaper

Solar power is not going away and those who think it is are fooling themselves. The concept of cheap solar panels is particularly attractive when one considers the possibility of combining Solar City’s plant with batteries like that of Tesla or Orison. If Solar City can combine cheap solar panels and installation with reliable and cost effective battery storage, it could be a true game changer.

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.

$8 Trillion Alternative Energy Boom Is a Win for Copper

Global copper consumption is poised to increase not just because electricity demand is growing. New energy technologies require more copper than traditional sources. Each megawatt of wind power capacity uses 3.6 tonnes of copper. The most significant growth is in production of electric cars, which use 2 to 3 times more copper than internal combustion engines.

The Key Future Silver Price Factor: Investment Demand, Not Solar

There seems to be a great deal of hype put forth by the market that rising solar demand will be a key factor in determining the price of silver in the future. While silver consumption in the solar industry may increase going forward, the real cause for much higher silver prices will be investment demand. Why?

Silver Bullion Buying Outstripping Supply As JPMorgan Buys

Fundamentals for owning silver are as strong as ever. It has been subject to the same ongoing price suppression that has beleaguered gold in recent years which has scared many safe-haven investors out of the market. Silver will grow dramatically in importance as the world searches for new sources of renewable energy.

The World’s Next Big Trading Block May Be India

A new Common Market is being formed. It has a bigger economy than the whole of sub-Saharan Africa, more states than the EU has members & twice the population of North America. It’s called India. Given the size of its 29 states & a predicted growth rate of at least 7.5%, potential benefits of integration are huge.

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.

Outlook for New Electrical & Electronic Uses of Silver - Silver Institute

With the introduction of these advanced uses of silver in the electrical and electronics category, which last year provided over 40 percent of total silver industrial demand, along with growth in established uses, we should see silver industrial demand develop even further, especially as economies grow globally.

Silver to 100 Dollars within a Reasonable Timeframe

Looking at the historical gold and silver markets, the price ratio of gold to silver – currently over 60:1 – has fallen precipitously in raging bull markets for the metals, going as low as 12:1. So the silver price could have an upwards move at least four times the rate of any gold price increase.

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