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Posted Mon Jun 16 2008: from Guardian (UK):
Solar future brightens as oil soars
"High oil prices have boosted demand even more. The market will probably expand another 40 percent this year," ... referring to both PV and solar thermal systems, which produce hot water. He said his previous assumption -- that grid parity would be reached in Germany in five to seven years -- now looked very conservative since it allowed for only a 3 percent rise in electricity prices each year. In many countries increases of 20 percent a year are becoming the norm.
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