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This week Q-Cells, once the world’s largest solar manufacturer, filed for insolvency. Its share price dramatically fell below €0.2 from its peak of €80 back in 2007. As an investor who has been following the solar industry for many years, I have very mixed feelings about the fall-out from this German solar company.
Q-Cells is not an isolated case - there have already been a number of bankruptcies in the solar industry since last year - but it is nonetheless a rather symbolic event.