30 Mar '13, 2am

The Perils of Buying Cheap Solar Panels & Equipment. | SolarRay: Company bankruptcies and facto... #solar #energy

The Perils of Buying Cheap Solar Panels & Equipment. | SolarRay: Company bankruptcies and facto... #solar #energy

Company bankruptcies and factory closures are usually of greatest interest to investors and soon-to-be-laid-off employees. But sometimes the ripple effects extend much further. In an industry like solar energy where 25-year panel warranties are becoming standard, the future well-being of individual manufacturers can impact ordinary property owners on the other side of the globe. Take Suntech Power for example – a well-known Chinese manufacturer of solar PV panels. The company is facing a $541 million bond call (i.e. debt obligation) that it probably won’t be able to fulfill. It’s already started scaling down production and closing factories . In fact, you can even find some of its panels right now for as little as $0.60 per watt – an undeniable sign that Suntech and its distributors see the writing on the wall. Solar Panel Buyers Beware!!! As a professional solar contracto...

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