Cloud over solar industry – swissinfo

On March 2, the Swiss based Oerlikon Corporation announced that it was selling its solar branch to Tokyo Electron in Japan. Oerlikon Solar had been established as a standalone business segment in 2008, and was considered an important player in Swiss efforts to withdraw from nuclear energy by 2034. But solar equipment manufacturers like Oerlikon have suffered from a recent collapse in orders because of industry-wide overcapacity. (SF/
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