Entries by James Edwards

SunPower, First Solar close on sale of yieldco 8point3

Pixabay The story of yieldco 8point3 Energy Partners is coming to a conclusion. Born as the result of a tryst between two large solar companies that never really saw eye to eye and had other priorities, it experienced a promising but ultimately troubled youth, and is now wed to wed to a conservative, stable asset […]

SunPower debuts the newest record breaking 370-watt X-Series panels at Intersolar Europe

“Building on over 30 years of experience and more than 9 gigawatts of solar generating clean energy worldwide, SunPower continues to raise the bar with record-setting solar technology,” said Gabi Bunea, SunPower vice president, research and development. “By engineering greater efficiency solar panels, we can fit more watts on the roof in the same amount of […]

SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWR) has high hopes for Hillsboro SolarWorld factory – Portland Business Journal

In SunPower Corp.’s first earnings call since announcing a deal to acquire SolarWorld Americas Inc. , analysts trying to figure out the effect of the transaction on shareholder value weren’t able to wring a purchase price out of executives. […] Click here to view original web page at www.bizjournals.com But they did get hints, in […]

SunPower’s American expansion more than it seems?

SunPower agreed to acquire 100 percent of the Hillsboro, Oregon-based SolarWorld Americas. Consistent with the “desire to revitalize the U.S. high-technology manufacturing sector, SunPower plans to inject fresh capital into the SolarWorld Americas facility”. […] Click here to view original web page at evertiq.com That is the official line. But make no mistake, the acquisition […]

How SunPowers purchase of SolarWorld is more that a tarrif dodging.

We don’t know what was said behind closed doors, but it has become clear that SunPower’s ( NASDAQ:SPWR ) announced acquisition of SolarWorld Americas earlier this week was driven by more than just economics. SunPower CEO Tom Werner explains that the deal “aligns” SunPower with the Trump administration’s desire to have more U.S. manufacturing, and the […]

SunPower to buy SolarWorld Americas in deal that will blunt impact of Trump tariffs on imported panels

SunPower plans to ‘inject fresh capital’ in SolarWorld’s plant in Oregon SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) has agreed to acquire competitor SolarWorld Americas of Hillsboro, Oregon, as SunPower looks to capitalize on what it called “strong U.S. market demand” for solar panels and to reduce the impact of Trump administration […] Click here to view original […]