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 [...]

Solar Inverter Market The Solar Inverter Market is seeing increasing pressure of competition even as the solar panel prices have started to stabilize. The solar module makers do not have much room to decrease prices given that most panel makers are still making losses and the gross margins remain near the low double digit level. [...]

Solar Inverters Like solar panels, solar inverters is also a huge market with stiff competition. The Solar inverter industry has undergone major consolidation. Top solar inverter companies used to be European, as almost 80% of the global solar demand used to come from Europe. However, with the rise of the Japanese and Chinese markets the solar inverter industry [...]

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 [...]