30 Apr '16, 3pm

SunEdison: Giving Optimism A Bad Name

Potentially stranding a significant number of solar development plans as well as some assets, SunEdison (SUNE ) finally took the step that many expected and filed for bankruptcy. Pondering where things went wrong for the troubled firm leads to a winding road of overexpansion, debt and the traditional sidekick of highly visible companies and people, hubris. Hubris, of course, happens quite often in the corporate world and there is a long list of companies that were swayed by it – who knows, one is probably being swayed at this very minute. In the solar industry, hubris and desperation are often intertwined. Solar companies operate in a reality that includes aggressive pricing, push-pull incentives and subsidies and end user/government expectations that are nearly impossible to meet if maintaining a margin is important. In this environment panic, desperation and expediency c...

Full article: http://www.altenergystocks.com/archives/2016/04/sunedison...

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