Home Must Reads SoloPower, SolarWorld "likely to struggle"

SoloPower, SolarWorld "likely to struggle"

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, January 12, 2012

SoloPower and SolarWorld were named among six companies likely to struggle in 2012.

Matt Feinstein, an analyst with Lux Research, wrote an article for PV magazine and identified the solar companies he sees as most likely to hit rough waters financially in the year to come. In addition to SoloPower, which is outfitting a $340 million production facility in North Portland and expect to start hiring soon, and SolarWorld, which run North America's largest solar manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Feinstein identified Nanosolar, Abound, Oerlikon and Suntech Power among those to keep a wary eye on.
Feinstein's concern with SoloPower, which has been successful in fundraising and closed a $20 million round of convertible debt in December, is that its technology, which puts solar cells on flexible substrates, is a niche market at best.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

{biztweet}solar struggle{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Spring thaw

News
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Spring ThawBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

The “polar vortex” of 2014 seems to have finally thawed and we believe this change in weather will bring more sunshine to the U.S. economy as well.


Read more...

Fuel's gold

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY SOPHIA BENNETT

The coastal town of Coos Bay appears poised to land every economic development director’s dream: a single employer that will bring hundreds of family-wage jobs and millions in tax revenue. 


Read more...

The 2014 List: The Top 34 Medium Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


Read more...

Car ignition recalls and lean product design

Contributed Blogs
Friday, April 11, 2014
04.11.14 thumb gm-gettyTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

The auto industry is starting to share more costs across manufacturers for complex and challenging design work, like new transmission design, and certain new engine technologies. What we’re not yet seeing is wholesale outsourcing of “unavoidable waste” components to specialist companies.


Read more...

The more they change, the more they stay the same

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
100-best-collageBY BRANDON SAWYER

The 100 Best Companies get more creative with perks and more generous with benefits; employees seek empowering relations with management and coworkers.


Read more...

The 2014 List: The Top 33 Small Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


Read more...

Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

News
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
04.02.14 thumb co2schoolsBY APRIL STREETER | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS