Twilight of an Industry Bankruptcies Have German Solar on the Ropes

The German solar industry is at a turning point. The bankruptcy of Q-Cells this week shows that the days of German solar cell production are numbered. Asian competitors took the lead years ago, and German government subsidies were part of the problem.
German solar panel manufacturer Q-Cells filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday.

German solar panel manufacturer Q-Cells filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday.

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