31 Dec '13, 5am

[Blog] The heroes, villains, victims and fools of solar in 2013

Shunfeng made Suntech an offer it couldn't refuse in 2013. Source: Flickr/Smoobs. Blogger John Parnell Christmas is many things to many people. Noel, Yule, The Season of Goodwill and if you’re here in the UK, it is also Pantomime Season. For the uninitiated, a panto is basically a deliberately over the top performance of a classic fairytale with lots of audience participation, bawdy humour, gaudy costumes and a cast of B- and C-list celebrities filling in for actual actors. A classic panto will include several essential characters, so if the high drama of the solar industry were a presented in pantomime format, who would play each role based on their performance in 2013? The Villain In the absence of a hook-handed pirate or a witch armed with sedative-laced fruit, the solar industry’s villain through 2013 has been retrospective policy changes. The Spanish government went t...

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