16 Apr '12, 3pm

Solar Industry Consolidation Watch - SunPower, Canadian Solar: Consolidation is a nice word that covers a lot

Consolidation is a nice word that covers a lot of messy ground. Last week saw Canadian Solar's (Nasdaq:CSIQ) stock pop by more than 20 percent behind rumors that it would be acquired by China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), according to reports in China Business Journal on April 14. Canadian denied reports in the Chinese news media, according to Reuters , and that promptly saw its stock settle back to its $150 million market cap. In addition to China's module manufacturers going through an industry shift, the Chinese polysilicon industry is also going through a transformation . SunPower (Nasdaq:SPWR) announced that as part of a cost reduction initiative, it will "re-purpose" its Fab 1 operations in the Philippines, according to a press release, and look for tenants for that site. Manufacturing will be consolidated in Fabs 2 and 3 with the intent of of incorporating ...

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