College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Philip Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Supply chain issues are causing panic in certain sectors of the economy particularly the solar sector. Solar energy already has problems that can affect its growth in the long term such as lack of government incentives, high cost, and energy curtailment. These problems are becoming more pronounced as the pandemic is prolonged. California is a state that has been encouraging the use of solar energy and has introduced incentives for its citizens to install solar. Because of this, solar companies in California may be able to more adequately circumvent issues and better excel economically than companies in other states. In interviews with a solar company in southern California, a discussion was had to see why they seem to be doing so well while other industries struggle to keep up with the changing economy. Using their perspectives, a conclusion was drawn that the solar industry will see immense growth in the future despite the problems they now face. However, looking further into the future, solar will have to change drastically in order to fix the lack of profits energy companies will have when solar becomes used everywhere. This company’s responses were limited to residential and commercial solar installation in southern California.

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