05 Aug '11, 6pm

Mixed Greens: SunPower Expands Manufacturing in Mexico, ARC’s LED Equipment and More: Despite the recent finan...

Despite the recent financial downturn for many solar companies, worldwide capacity will continue to expand. SunPower today announced it will open a module manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico in a 320,000 square foot building that already exists. The facility will produce regular solar modules as well as solar roof tiles. It's not a great week for solar. Companies are being forced to sell more solar panels at lower prices to achieve the same revenue levels of earlier quarters. Profitless prosperity: it's like running to stay in place. Late last month, SunPower said that its gross margin would be lower and its net losses would be higher for the second quarter than anticipated because of declining prices in the market. (Earnings come out August 9.) Meanwhile, arch rival First Solar yesterday reported lower-than-expected financial results and lowered guidance for the ye...

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