BP Closes Solar Business

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BP, notorious for the worst oil spill in US history, is closing its solar business because it’s not profitable. Tata BP Solar India Ltd*will continue, however, where BP has a 51% stake in...

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  • mike95490mike95490 Posts: 7,654Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    Re: BP Closes Solar Business

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    I'm suprised BP gave up. NOT
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  • Volvo FarmerVolvo Farmer Posts: 209Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭✭
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    I wonder how this affects the warranty? We know anyone with Evergreen panels is SOL and I'm pretty glad I didn't buy a 2010 Saab!
  • WindsunWindsun Posts: 1,164Solar Expert ✭✭
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    Not sure how this will affect any warranty. We have not sold BP panels for at least 3 years, due to various customer service and other issues. I am not surpised BP got out - and for sure not the first oil company to get in and then drop the solar business.
  • techntrektechntrek Posts: 1,366Solar Expert ✭✭✭
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    They had a big solar panel manufacturing plant in Frederick, MD, right on the side if I-70. Couldn't miss it, since it was covered with solar panels. Every time I drove by I got a smile on my face knowing that at least some of the world's production of solar panels was happening "right here". It was slated to be expanded into one of the biggest plants worldwide just a couple of years ago, then that was cancelled, then they closed the plant. :cry:
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  • nielniel Posts: 10,311Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
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    i believe that was the old solarex plant and i saw that building from the road too long ago.
  • techntrektechntrek Posts: 1,366Solar Expert ✭✭✭
    Re: BP Closes Solar Business

    It was built under a different brand name before BP, yes. Don't remember what it was.
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