Am I the only one who does there little "pseudo calculations" to see whether numbers make sense? somewhat.
I just read this "Canadian Solar increased its guidance of solar power shipments for 2009 to between 260 megawatts and 270 megawatts, up from previous guidance of between 200 megawatts and 220 megawatts.".
Where did I read this? here.
Why did I read this? It is one of my recommendations from here and I follow there. somewhat.
So here is my little "calculation". The upper end of that range means that they would ship in 2009 "close" to 1 W per U.S citizen or "close" to 10 W per Canadian citizen. That seems to be okay (as to "order of magnitude") and not really that expensive (now it gets somewhat esoteric) if you calculate "enterprise value per 2009 shipped watts" ("close" to 3 USD).
Please don't discontinue reading my recommendations. I do some "real" research as well, hehe ...
Feel free to describe your little pseudo calculations!
I did one more calculation. Our average nuclear power plant over here has power of ca. 1GW. I know, it is not "sunny" 24 h a day and where I live you are lucky to get any sunshine at all (okay, not quite that bad ...) and I don't know how the specification work, I guess they use something like "watts peak", but again this comparison makes sense.