16 Aug '11, 4pm

Solon To Close U.S. Plant, Cut Jobs Worldwide: Solon is the latest victim of the profitless prosperity in sola...

Solon To Close U.S. Plant, Cut Jobs Worldwide: Solon is the latest victim of the profitless prosperity in sola...

by casey serin via creative commons Solon is the latest victim of the profitless prosperity in solar. The German company, which makes solar modules and solar power plants, will shut down its 60 megawatt module manufacturing facility in Tucson by October, resulting in the loss of around 60 jobs. Solon will continue to employ 70 or so in engineering and sales in Tucson. Solar power plants will continue. But it's not a happy sign: the plant only opened in October 2008. In Germany, Solon may cut 265 of 805 employees, according to Die Welt. The cutbacks are part of an aggravating trend for solar manufacturers. Unit shipments and sales are up for many manufacturers, but prices are declining even faster. Q-Cells, the once mighty cell maker, saw revenue grow to $450 million in the second quarter (versus $178 million in the previous quarter). The company, however, suffered a loss o...

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Germany's Solon To Close U.S. Manufacturing

Germany's Solon To Close U.S. Manufacturing

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