Some have called 2013 a “solar renaissance,” but not all industry giants have recovered in the same way.
From SunPower’s vertically integrated business model to SolarCity’s broad domestic penetration, the movers and shakers of the sector are re-establishing their presence in an industry that’s seen some turmoil in recent years. With solid fourth quarters behind them, the future is bright, and possibly tumultuous: international market penetration, government subsidies and a highly competitive marketplace are all par for the course for both SunPower and SolarCity.
Watch our animated video above that takes a closer look at these Silicon Valley solar industry players.
Our recent coverage of SunPower:
- Feb. 12: SunPower posts strong Q4 and fiscal year earnings, looks to consumer rentals in Q1 2014
- March 13: Solar leases forge domestic trend, but demand varies
Our recent coverage of SolarCity:
- March 6: SolarCity to review 2012 and 2013 fiscal earnings following an auditing error
- March 10: SolarCity’s acquisition of Common Assets points to a new investment strategy
Homepage image courtesy of SolarCity.