NewEnergyNews: WORLD SUN MAKERS CLOSE DOWN, PLAN BOUNCE BACK

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YESTERDAY

THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, July 2:

  • TTTA Thursday-THE POPE’S CLIMATE PAPER AS THE MOBY DICK OF ITS TIME
  • TTTA Thursday-THE TRIUMPH OF EFFICIENCY
  • TTTA Thursday-CITY WIND RISING
  • TTTA Thursday-ASK A UTILITY ABOUT SOLAR
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: "THE NEXT SHALE": HOW SOLAR IS POISED TO TRANSFORM AMERICA'S ENERGY MARKETS
  • QUICK NEWS, July 1: AVATAR DIRECTOR GOES SOLAR; U.S. KEEPS WIND TURBINE BUILDERS BUSY; VW ENTERS THE RACE FOR THE 200 MILE EV
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    THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: THE STEADY BUILD-OUT OF OCEAN WIND IN EUROPE
  • QUICK NEWS, June 30: BILL GATES BRINGS $2BIL TO NEW ENERGY; THE INEVITABILITY OF U.S. OCEAN WIND; THE INEVITABILITY OF SOLAR
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: SMART MONEY GOES TO NEW ENERGY – BUT WILL IT BE ENOUGH?
  • QUICK NEWS, June 29: SCOTUS SLOWS EPA CLEAN AIR EFFORTS; SOLAR HIGHWAYS; JAPAN TURNS FROM NUKES TO WIND POWER
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: Bll Maher And EPA Head Gina McCarthy Dish About The Pope
  • Weekend Video: The Grim Facts
  • Weekend Video: Climate Change And Human Health
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING, JUNE 26: HOW BASIN ELECTRIC IS HANDLING EXPLOSIVE NEW LOAD GROWTH IN NORTH DAKOTA
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING, JUNE 26: HOW THE WEST'S NEW ENERGY IMBALANCE MARKET IS BUILDING A SMARTER ENERGY SYSTEM
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    Some of Anne's contributions:

  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
  • Click here for an archive of Butterfield columns

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  • Sunday, January 15, 2012

    WORLD SUN MAKERS CLOSE DOWN, PLAN BOUNCE BACK

    December 2011 Ends the Year with Negative Growth, Small-scale Revenue Increase Hopeful for January 2012
    2012 January 13 (Energy Trend)

    "…[D]ue to both weak demand and limited demand boost from the rush order transfers from China...sales figures of December 2011…[show the year ended] with a negative growth. Most manufacturers have kept the inventory level under control, and thus are unwilling to accept orders that might further jeopardize the gradually stabilizing prices…[I]ncreasing demand for high efficiency products has led manufacturers, when accepting orders, to evaluate the likelihood of selling both high efficiency and low efficiency products…

    "January is a traditional low season for the solar industry…[L]imited orders from China…[due to (1) stocking, and (2) re-directed OEM orders from clients seeking alternative sources to evade tax impositions from anti-dumping investigations and anti-subsidy provisions] could not make up for much of January revenues…"


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    "…[A]lthough the price may seem to be stabilizing for a rebound, the end market demand plays a critical role…[O]rder visibility remains relatively low and European and North American markets’ demand momentum slowed in December due to subsidy cuts and expiration of cash grants. As a result, most manufacturers are attempting to adjust production levels…[P]rice and volume are not expected to increase dramatically in the short term…[but revenues will] experience slight increase in January 2012 due to lower relative base numbers in December 2011.

    "December is the last chance for manufacturers to window-dress financial statements…[T]he critical matter at hand is whether the business operation can endure the downturn within reasonable losses and to survive until the market condition improves…"

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