Energy Transition

Here's how supply chain issues are affecting renewable energy projects

Supply chain disruptions could 'derail' solar power projects for the next year. Image: UNSPLASH/Jeroen van de Water

Nicolás Rivero

Writer, Quartz

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Quarter 4 in 2021 has seen a rise in price for solar panels. Image: Quartz

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A great increase in cost. Image: Quartz
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'Demand for raw materials came roaring back, and polysilicon miners and refiners struggled to catch up, sending prices soaring.' Image: Quartz

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'The price of installing a new solar panel on a home or business is now rising for the first time in at least seven years.' Image: Quartz
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