But Israeli inverter company Solaredge and Indian engineering, procurement and construction services provider Sterling and Wilson have both offered hope of a recovery in Europe as Chinese glass producer Xinyi said it kept the furnaces going throughout the worst of the pandemic.
A rebranded Singyes Solar was able to stave off a debt default meltdown last year thanks to a $200 million cash injection from the state but the turnaround appears to have come at a hefty cost in longer-term borrowings and employees.
The construction group, which indirectly owns 67% of the solar developer will pay the funds to complete the $98m sale of two 50 MW solar farms in China to a third-party soon to also be controlled by Shuifa.
The collapse in business for the solar EPC provider after last year’s 5/31 policy announcement by Beijing has left the company’s future depending on the progress of a Chinese state bail-out. Provided that is, the business does not end up being wound up by Deutsche Bank first.
The project developer and BIPV maker wants creditors to agree to postpone settlement of their debts for three years and will offer a financial incentive – provided a proposed Chinese state-backed bailout is voted through by its shareholders.
Stockholders in the Guangdong-based business – one the highest profile victims of Beijing’s 5/31 policy about-turn to date – were yesterday due to learn when a crucial vote on a state-sponsored Chinese bail-out of the company will take place. Publication has now been postponed until August.