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PV inverter maker Satcon slashes jobs

1/4/2012 06:02 PM EST
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Code Monkey
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re: PV inverter maker Satcon slashes jobs
Code Monkey   1/5/2012 12:21:46 AM
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"...forced the entire industry to adjust as we enter the next phase of development." In other words, PV inverters are a commodity market. They are realizing this now? Not that there's anything wrong with competing in a commodity market. You just need to be on top of your game.

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yalanand   1/4/2012 9:05:27 PM
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It is surprising to know that "Solar" related companies are slashing jobs. Is this trend limited only to this company or is this phenomenon seen across the solar industry ?

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selinz   1/4/2012 8:57:59 PM
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Most smaller installations are moving to the microinverters which allow feeding back directly into local electricity supplies. It sounds like these folks are relying on high voltage, relatively expensive solutions... And chanj, do you really have to ask why? The cheaper labor and less environnmental restrictions have to rate in the top few reasons.

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chanj0   1/4/2012 7:32:00 PM
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What is the price difference of products between Satcom and China based firm? What's the primary reason? Due to Subsidiary?

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