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Germania. Rinnovabili. SolarWorld fallita. Era l’industria del futuro tedesco.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.



Così si autodefiniva la SolarWorld:

«Leading solutions for our customers.

SolarWorld’s customers benefit from our progressive system innovations. Around the world, we meet our customers’ desire for the greatest possible reliability, long-term performance and aesthetic integration. No matter which kind of roof – we always have the right solution.»


«Proven Quality.

At SolarWorld AG, we guarantee maximum quality from raw material to complete solar systems. In our panel testing laboratories, products and materials undergo meticulous and detailed inspections that exceed international standards. Our proven quality guarantees our customers decades of high performance and the security that comes with investing in a reliable product. SolarWorld quality is the best buy in the long run.»


«A responsible partner worldwide.

Over many years, we have worked to earn a high level of trust from our international partners and customers. Time and again, our customers confirm their basic faith in our products and services. SolarWorld nurtures trusting customer relationships all over the world.»


«Authentic focus on sustainability.

Globally, solar energy contributes to the fair provision of energy, because in many countries photovoltaics is the cornerstone of sustainable and fair economic development. As a company, it’s an area in which we have always felt a shared sense of responsibility.»

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«La SolarWorld è un’impresa tedesca con sede a Bonn che si dedica alla produzione di prodotti per il mercato del fotovoltaico in tutto il mondo integrandonsi in tutta la catena di valore, dal reperimento del silicio alla produzioni dei moduli fotovoltaici., dalla commercializzazione dei pannelli solari alla promozione e costruzione di impianti a energia solare. Il gruppo controlla lo sviluppo di tecnologia a energia solare a tutti i livelli internamente. SolarWorld AG è quotata nella borsa di Francoforte.

È stata fondata nel 1988 dall’ingegnere Frank Asbeck.

SolarWorld ha ricevuto il premio di sostenibilità tedesca nella categoria della “Produzione più sostenibile del 2008”.» [Fonte]


Cerchiamo di ragionare, nei residui limiti del possibile.

La SolarWorld era stata insignita nel 2008 del premio per la produzione più sostenibile dell’anno.

Si sostentava infatti di sovvenzioni dell’Unione Europea e governative elargite a piene mani.

Finanziamenti pubblici per coprire ricerca e sviluppo, finanziamenti pubblici per coprire l’impianto industriale, finanziamenti pubblici di incentivi alle vendite. I guadagni finiti poi nelle tasche dei socialdemocratici e dei Grüne.

Poi, un bel giorno la pacchia è finita.

«On May 10, 2017, SolarWorld AG filed for bankruptcy citing “ongoing price distortions” and “no longer a positive forecast for the future”. In May 2016, a lawsuits brought by U.S. silicon supplier Hemlock was reported as “threatening the continued existence of the company” with damage claims up to $770 million.»


«In 2010, SolarWorld called for lowering Germany’s lucrative solar feed-in tariffs and its CEO, Frank Asbeck, supported a 10 percent to 15 percent drop for the incentives. In 2011, utility-scale solar power stations achieved grid parity for domestic consumers as guaranteed tariffs fell below retail electricity prices. Feed-in tariffs continued to drop well below the gross domestic electricity price. Since the beginning of 2012, newly installed, small rooftop PV system also have achieved grid parity. The current policy is to revise tariffs on a monthly basis reducing them by 1 percent unless actual deployment does not meet agreed upon targets. As of spring 2015, tariffs ranged from 8 to 12 euro-cents per kilowatt-hour depending on the PV system’s size»


Per sovrappeso, la SolarWorld aveva anche intrapreso progetto, costruzione e messa sul mercato di una immancabile automobile elettrica. Anche questo fnanziato con denaro pubblico, alle spalle del contribuente.

Il buco attuale sembrerebbe esser di circa un miliardo, ma spetterà ai curatori fallimentari ed al tribunale accertare la reale entità del fallimento, che verosimilmente raggiungerà un volume al di sopra dei venti miliardi.

Quanto è stato il costo esborsato da Unione Europea e dalla Germania per finanziare negli ultimi venti anni questo progetto fallimentare, dalla ricerca di base alle tariffe facilitate?

Circa milleduecento miliardi, che, ripetiamo, sono serviti soltanto a mantenere nel lusso socialdemocratici e Grüne.

Ma ciò che maggiormente stupisce è l’immenso numero del gregge degli utili idioti che belavano “rinnovabili è bello!“, e senza nemmeno guadagnarci sopra.

Reuters. 2017-05-11. German Sun King’s SolarWorld to file for insolvency

Germany’s SolarWorld (SWVKk.DE), once Europe’s biggest solar power equipment group, said on Wednesday it would file for insolvency, overwhelmed by Chinese rivals who had long been a thorn in the side of founder and CEO Frank Asbeck, once known as “the Sun King”.

SolarWorld (SWVKk.DE) was one of the few German solar power companies to survive a major crisis at the turn of the decade, caused by a glut in production of panels that led prices to fall and peers to collapse, including Q-Cells, Solon and Conergy.

SolarWorld was forced to restructure and avoided insolvency thanks to a debt-for-equity swap and the support of Qatar, which took a 29 percent stake in the group four years ago through Qatar Solar S.P.C.

A renewed wave of cheap Chinese exports, caused by reduced ambitions in China to expand solar power generation, was too much to bear for the group, which made its last net profit in 2014.

“Due to the ongoing price erosion and the development of the business, the company no longer has a positive going concern prognosis, is therefore over-indebted and thus obliged to file for insolvency proceedings,” SolarWorld said in a statement on Wednesday.

Frankfurt-listed shares (SWVKk.F) in the group last traded down 77 percent at 0.81 euros.

SolarWorld, which earlier this year announced staff cuts after reporting increased losses, said it would immediately file for insolvency and that it was assessing whether affiliated companies would also have to do the same.

Asbeck, 57, still holds a 20.85 percent in the group which he founded in 1998 and within 10 years had grown to be one of the world’s three biggest solar power companies.

Known as the Sun King for his success and brashness, Asbeck famously bid for German carmaker Opel in 2008 and was also later instrumental in drumming up support against what he saw as unfair Chinese competition.

“SolarWorld has led the fight against illegal price dumping in the United States and Europe. This dumping has further intensified, however,” Asbeck said in a statement on Wednesday. “This is a bitter step for SolarWorld, the management board and staff and also for the solar industry in Germany.”

Germany used to be the world’s biggest market for solar panels, with demand driven by generous government support that provided business for panel makers around the world, including Asia and the United States.

Through the group’s U.S. unit Asbeck pushed for import tariffs on Chinese panels, arguing that low labor costs and local government support gave his Chinese rivals an unfair advantage.


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