Thin Film Share to Plunge Further We in Greenworldinvestor have been saying for a long time that thin film PV solar is a losing investment. There have been numerous bankruptcies during the last major downturn in 2008; and this time has been even worse. Most of the thin film startups have gone belly up and [...]

Canadian Solar is a vertically integrated company, providing ingots, wafers, solar cells, solar modules, solar power systems and specialized solar products. Headquartered in Canada, the company has factories in China and Ontario with wide customer base covering over 50 countries. Canadian Solar also offers customized PV products and OEM service around the world. The company sells panels at quite cheap prices. Solar [...]

Yingli Green Energy (YGE) is one of the oldest Chinese companies and is completely integrated. One of the world’s firstfully vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, the company develops, manufactures and sells high-quality modules under the brand Yingli Solar to a wide range of markets including Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, South Korea, China, and the United States. The company [...]

Renesola is a Chinese company and provide modules at cheap prices. Renesola is a vertically integrated company with complete R&D and manufacturing of polysilicon, silicon wafer and solar modules. Renesola has a global presence with sales branches established in Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific regions. Renesola sells most of its Solar Panels under an OEM Contract, which [...]

Chinese solar panels are good and sold at a cheap price, though the quality of Chinese solar panels was under question a while ago. Japan on the other hand, is set to become the world’s biggest solar market by revenues. It is expected that Japan will install approximately US$20 billion worth of solar PV systems in 2013. Trina Solar is a vertically integrated company [...]

The solar industry is going through a major consolidation with hundreds of small and big solar companies failing despite growing solar demand. The reason is massive over capacity created mainly by China. This has resulted in many of the big companies like Q-Cells going down under the weight of billion dollar losses. However, even as [...]