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When an Inverter Manufacturer Goes Bankrupt: Facing the Impact from Different Angles

16 Dec 14 - 17:51 CET
When an Inverter Manufacturer Goes Bankrupt: Facing the Impact from Different Angles

In 2008, SolarMax hit its peak, claiming the title of fifth largest inverter supplier in the world. Last week, Swiss parent company of SolarMax, Sputnik Engineering, declared bankruptcy, leaving many portfolio owners and service providers confused and without support. As unfortunate as the case may be; it likely will not be the last we witness. The ...

Top 10 Solar Module Manufacturers with the Least Debt

09 Dec 14 - 12:25 CET
Top 10 Solar Module Manufacturers with the Least Debt

While incurring debt does not necessarily mean a company is unable to function at its peak performance, here is an interesting list of Solar Module Manufacturers from all over the world that have managed to maintain the least amount of debt compared to their equity.

The Key to Understanding the Energy Sector’s Reform in Mexico: Solar Finance Tour Mexico 2015

04 Dec 14 - 14:03 CET
The Key to Understanding the Energy Sector’s Reform in Mexico: Solar Finance Tour Mexico 2015

While the exploratory phase for PV energy in the Mexican market is coming to an end, the privatization of the energy sector that has come into effect, and is currently being implemented is about to bring new life into the Mexican market. Many questions still remain about how some of the reforms will be implemented at an operational level and the effect ...

Markets to watch in Central America: Wrap-up of the International PV Trade Mission

02 Dec 14 - 17:19 CET
Markets to watch in Central America: Wrap-up of the International PV Trade Mission

Energetic, dynamic, innovative, and enlightening; these words represent only a handful of the praise received by Solarplaza’s team from conference attendees, speakers, and partners alike at the end of a highly successful five day trade mission and conference spanning from San Jose, Costa Rica to Panama City.

TOP 5 Cheapest Solar kWh’s in the World

26 Nov 14 - 15:20 CET
TOP 5 Cheapest Solar kWh’s in the World

As solar energy installation and utilization continues to soar worldwide, the cost of PV power is alternatively falling dramatically. Solar energy has finally been made available for our disposal in many forms, ranging from personal solar powered backpacks to large-scale industrial solar powered plants. Because of the affordability and dominance of PV in ...

Improving Standardization and Other Trends in Managing and Optimizing Solar Assets

25 Nov 14 - 13:58 CET
Improving Standardization and Other Trends in Managing and Optimizing Solar Assets

“Professional management of PV assets and portfolios will be a key driver during the coming decade in the evolution of PV as an increasingly trusted and material source of energy,” states Mr. Stefano Cruccu of Solarplaza. Optimizing such assets has presented itself as a critical management theme, re-establishing itself within the industry as it serves to ...