BP Solar sales hit by weak demand



BP Solar has reported PV module sales in the first quarter of 2009 of 15MW, down from 34MW in the same quarter of 2008. The company noted that it was experiencing continued weak demand in the solar market.

BP’s financial report for the first quarter noted the previously announced plans to phase out module assembly at Frederick, Maryland, in the U.S. and cell and module assembly facilities in Madrid, Spain. The company has also closed a module assembly plant in Australia.

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