The Swiss company ABB has gone on a buying spree in the last few years acquiring companies in its core business of motors, electrical transmission, energy efficiency etc. The company made billions of dollars in acquisitions which has kept the company’s growth much higher than peers like Siemens and General Electric. The company’s stock price […]

Consolidation in the Solar Inverter Industry The Solar Industry is becoming much more fragmented with the rise of the Japanese and Chinese markets. Top solar inverter companies used to be European, as almost 80% of the global solar demand used to come from Europe. However, that is changing with Japan and China set to become […]

USA Solar Companies surviving the Downturn The Solar Industry has seen a massive shakedown with hundreds of bankruptcies and thousands of jobs lost. There has been no solar energy company which has been left unaffected by this brutal consolidation. Even the biggest solar panel manufacturers have seen huge losses and restructuring. The biggest solar companies […]

Solar Crisis hits Inverter Business Solar Panel Bankruptcies have been dime a dozen in the last couple of years, as a massive overcapacity led to¬† price crash. While solar panel producers have been the worst affected, other players in the supply chain have not been unaffected. Raw material polysilicon suppliers have also seen prices go […]

Australia Solar Australia has seen a big increase in solar panel installations due to generous subsidies given by individual states in¬†Australia, like New South Wales and others. Unlike other parts of the world where solar installations have started with large solar farms; residential rooftop installations have powered Solar Energy in Australia. The major Solar Panel […]

SMA Solar The stock price of the company has touched new lows, as investors are anticipating that the company will be unable to face the onslaught of the Chinese solar inverter manufacturers. Note SMA Solar held a dominating 40% solar inverter global marketshare in 2010, compared to the solar panel manufacturers, none of which has […]