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Silver crisis? Solar demand vs. Reserves

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Recent suggestions that silver demand for solar panels will use 85% - 90% of the world’s silver supply have spread like a plague in the silver investment community. Questions have arisen regarding whether there is enough silver available to keep up with the amount of silver necessary for expected increases in demand in solar energy. Jeffrey Christian discusses the economic realities of the silver market that will serve to prevent this, including why the projections for solar power demand may be overly bullish, the emergence of new technologies, and the significant amount of above ground refined inventory available for secondary supply.

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