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David Fickling

Chinese Burn Will Only Make the Solar Industry Stronger

A glut that drives prices lower will help the uptake of photovoltaic technology.

In Asia, utility-scale solar is just about as cheap as fossil fuels.

In Asia, utility-scale solar is just about as cheap as fossil fuels.

Photographer: Kynny//Getty Images

Remember how there was a glut of computer chips in 2008, and then the world stopped using computer chips? Yeah, me neither.

That’s a good reason to discount your worries about the effects on solar power from recent policy blows on panel manufacturers by the U.S. and Chinese governments.