Will Hydrogen Look Like Photo voltaic?



The street to photo voltaic glory has been plagued by failed firms — those it’s possible you’ll know (Solyndra) and tons of you in all probability don’t.

Will the burgeoning hydrogen area comply with an analogous bumpy street? Hydrogen is at an analogous part of market and technological maturity, with comparable ranges of hype. 

On this episode, Shayle talks to Raffi Garabedian, the previous CTO of pioneering photo voltaic producer First Photo voltaic and now the co-founder and CEO of Electrical Hydrogen Co. (Disclosure: Shayle simply led Power Affect Companions’ funding within the firm).

First Photo voltaic was one of many only a few Western firms that survived the value strain, commoditization and commerce dynamics within the photo voltaic trade throughout its early development part. How did First Photo voltaic do it? And what does that inform us about surviving the heady-but-volatile hydrogen area?

Shayle and Raffi dig into that historical past, masking First Photo voltaic’s wager on mass-producible cadmium telluride know-how, in addition to the dangerous step of retooling manufacturing.

Additionally they cowl the parallels to hydrogen: How does a novel know-how compete towards dominant incumbents? How does that know-how navigate the boom-and-bust cycles of an rising market? How can an government staff choose probably the most helpful metric for its artistic groups? 

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