09 Jan '12, 9pm

SunPower and Total: With Friends Like These…: Total's Chief Executive Officer Christophe de Margerie said SunP...

SunPower and Total: With Friends Like These…: Total's Chief Executive Officer Christophe de Margerie said SunP...

Total's Chief Executive Officer Christophe de Margerie said SunPower "would be bankrupt" without the French oil company’s backing, according to a Bloomberg article Total, the French oil and gas giant, already owns 60 percent of America's SunPower, the leader in photovoltaic panel efficiency. But the solar efficiency crown does not guarantee a sustainable business model in today's solar industry, if Total CEO's assertion is correct. The CEO, de Margerie, said Total will “turn around” SunPower. Total SA is Europe’s third-largest oil producer. (While we're on the topic of oil companies, note that BP Solar, the solar group within British Petroleum , just exited the solar business after decades of production, due to declining margins.) SunPower, along with First Solar, was one of the first solar panel manufacturers to aggressively pursue utility-scale projects and to develop it...

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