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xgojim
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 6:05:46 PM

High crude oil prices are stoking speculation about the next wave of mergers and acquisitions in the solar energy industry. On Thursday, Standard & Poor’s released the results of a study examining recent trends in global announced M&A activity targeting producers and manufacturers in the solar power space. Based on S&P’s analysis, there appears to be a meaningful relationship between high oil prices and solar M&A activity. Per S&P’s synopsis: From 2004-2008, the annual value of solar M&A activity steadily rose each year, with deal activity reaching $3.1 billion in 2008 (oil prices peaked in July 2008). The global recession, which came soon after, drove down energy demand and oil prices, leading solar M&A to decrease to $2.9 billion in 2009. After the worst of the recession, deal volume
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remay
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:10:43 AM

Bring it on
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:37:17 PM

High oil prices will lead to bankruptcy if not M and A.

[Edited by: DanMtz at 8/19/2013 6:37:37 PM EST]
ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:11:57 PM

Roll up in all industries.
GasPriceHelp4u
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:29:41 AM

May be that will help Solar Power advocates!!!
dandvicb
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:26:33 AM

Greed & the SPECULATORS
DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:10:33 AM

A ton of these wannabes need to go out of business
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 11:19:36 PM

they we go... this is why gasbuddy is good for a laugh all the repugs and loons out there blaming it all on Obama... ignorance CAN be funny.. but ignorance combined with hate is also a dangerous mixture
listerone
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 10:06:51 PM

Mo Rat Party donors getting taxpayer $$$ then going bankrupt.
scoobee37
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 7:36:05 PM

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VMIJim
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 9:11:39 AM

This is all part of the Obama conspiracy to make oil unaffordable so his stimulus sucking buds get rich off solar power. The bottom line is that Obama has done nothing to control fuel speculation/prices, reduce our dependence on foreign fuels, or improve our economy. The sole agenda of Obama is to cater to his tree hugging, stimulus sucking, union dominated, ultra liberal major contributors. As a result, we continue to be screwed at the pump, with our utilities, & with our taxes. Nothing will change as long as Obama is in office & controls the Senate. 2014 Elections are coming - stop this madness!!
leeac
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 3:54:15 AM

Wind and direct solar energy are here to stay.
Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 2:15:18 AM

I'm surprised it hasn't had greater interest or demand since gas went over $3.
MN1
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 1:06:13 AM

Stirring the pot.
RAE344
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 1:04:25 AM

If the oil prices were naturally high instead of artificially inflated, the solar power industry would have more legs to stand on. Right now, it is as credible as our president.
iFueler
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 12:53:39 AM


     energy sources are interrelated
LostInNY
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 12:34:20 AM

either you spend it on solar or not, should ne be dictated by price of oil...
Nikontraveler
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 12:26:36 AM

Maybe the oil companies should buy all the solar companies and quadruple the price of solar panels to make oil look really inexpensive to buy.
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 12:21:23 AM

Just how does solar play into climbing oil prices.
TripleHs
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 12:01:18 AM

a very long way to go
VanIsleRover
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 10:22:00 PM

All in the way it is written.
What do you believe?
WEB0153
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 10:19:58 PM

ok
amerk73
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 10:04:29 PM

ok
MidNJ
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 9:21:15 PM

Humblepie,

Ahh, what a different world it would be if only John, and then Mitt, won the Presidency - right?
whitebear1883
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 7:59:06 PM

Let's hope so.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 6:44:07 PM

more hope and change ?
xgojim
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 6:09:24 PM

This is called a market reaction. If you are a government bureaucrat who prefers to legislate results instead of allowing the market to determine results, please understand this concept.
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