New blog: tragic fall of a solar icon - Sharp sells itself piece by piece

Forget Solyndra, Q-Cells and the rest. The fall of Sharp is equally as depressing.

The vicious downturn of the global solar industry has seen innumerable bankruptcies and thousands of job losses.

Companies which used to rule the roost in the solar industry like Q-Cells, Evergreen Solar, and Energy Conversion Devices no longer exist today. The most promising ones like Solyndra, and Abound Solar have also bitten the dust, being sold for pitiable sums to Asian conglomerates.

However a major solar story that nobody is talking about much is the fall of the Japanese giant Sharp. READ THE REST OF THE BLOG HERE

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