07 Nov '11, 5pm

Solar Job Watch at SunPower, First Solar, ECD, and SunWize: The solar industry is going through its toughest s...

The solar industry is going through its toughest sales year amidst some painful but necessary consolidation, contraction, and restructuring. At the end of this tunnel lies a healthier and leaner solar industry. In the meantime: SunPower (Nasdaq: SPWRA) is going through a reorganization. SunPower announced that its CFO, Dennis Arriola, will be leaving the firm in March of 2012 and that Jim Pape, President of the Residential and Commercial division, will leave later this month. The maker of the world's most efficient solar panels expects a reduction in force on the order of 100 people globally in an effort to lower non-manufacturing operating expenses by as much as 10 percent in 2012. First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) recently saw the sudden announcement of CEO Rob Gillette leaving the firm. The CEO transition was carried out in a surprisingly (especially for the usually predictabl...

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US-based solar firm First Solar has announced cumulative production has reached 5GW, or 66 million solar modules, capable ...

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