China’s installed solar capacity is set to increase by 50 percent in 2013, but prices of the tellurium that will be used in panels are expected to continue slumping.
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New solar technologies have the potential to disrupt the market for cadmium-telluride solar panels, but long lead times for new technologies and expanding applications are keeping tellurium in demand.
Solar energy has monopolized tellurium headlines lately, but what other markets exist for tellurium?
A weaker-than-expected April has pushed tellurium prices to their lowest point in more than eight months as the solar and appliance industries see slow sales. However, rising cell efficiencies should provide some light at the end of the tunnel.
Despite a dismal year for solar panel retailers and manufacturers, cadmium telluride solar panels are still the best option when the economic picture begins to brighten.
As many investors and metal traders are only beginning to understand the use and value of tellurium, others are warning of its growing supply challenges.