We at Greenworldivnestor have written many times that SMA Solar is a bad story to invest in, given the major structural changes that have taken place in the solar energy inverter industry. SMA Solar, which still continues to be the largest solar inverter manufacturer in the world despite 5 years of marketshare losses, has produced [...]

SMA Solar Downfall It has been a sad downhill story for the leading PV inverter maker SMA Solar. The company has not managed the changed dynamics of the PV inverter industry where the locus has shifted to China and Japan from Europe. The company had the largest marketshare with 40% in 2010 and made huge [...]

SMA Solar is firing 700 workers from its nearly 4000 workforce, as the company tries to align costs to its falling revenue. The German solar inverter maker is the world’s largest producer and shipper of inverters for the global solar market. The company had a 40% market share just 2 years ago, thanks to the [...]

The US government has imposed anti-dumping duties on Chinese made solar panels but that has not stopped the major Chinese Tier 1 solar panel producers from growing their shipments in the USA. The reason for the Chinese solar module growth is the sharp cost advantage that they posses over US solar companies such as Sunpower [...]

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 [...]

The biggest solar inverter company SMA Solar gave a startling forecast of an annual loss in 2013 catching the investors by surprise. Note greenworldinvestor has already predicted that SMA Solar faces dire problems as its loses market share and margins to low priced Chinese competition. Will SMA Solar Die like Q-Cells and Centrotherm as Chinese [...]