SunEdison: When Optimism Goes from Healthy to Dangerous

By now most renewable energy stakeholders and enthusiasts have heard the woes that have begotten SunEdison. On April 22, the company filed for bankruptcy after a long spending spree that was reportedly fueled by debt. In this video I talk to Paula Mints, veteran solar analyst who had been predicting that SunEdison would be forced into bankruptcy since 2015 to hear her take on the situation.

Additional Links:
MEMC and SunEdison, a Tale of Two Companies
Notes from the Solar Underground: 2015, Out with the Old, In with the New

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Jennifer Runyon has been studying and reporting about the world's transition to clean energy since 2007. As editor of the world's largest renewable energy publication, Renewable Energy World, she observed, interviewed experts about, and reported on major clean energy milestones including Germany's explosive growth of solar PV, the formation and development of the U.S. onshore wind industry, the U.K. offshore wind boom, China's solar manufacturing dominance, the rise of energy storage, the changing landscape for utilities and grid operators and much, much, more. Today, in addition to managing content on Renewable Energy World and POWERGRID International, she also serves as the conference advisory committee chair for DISTRIBUTECH, a globally recognized conference for the transmission and distribution industry. You can reach her at

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