Updated: Chinese-owned Scheuten Solar has entered bankruptcy proceedings for the second time, according to reports in Holland.
As previously revealed in detail by PV Tech, the original Scheuten Solar entered bankruptcy in early 2012, but later it was revealed the module manufacturer had a serious design fault issue with junction boxes which led to fires.
Before the revelations as to the scale of the problem were revealed the company was acquired by China-based solar cell manufacturer, Aikosolar, which had plans to capitalise on the Scheuten Solar brand and produce 200MW of modules last year.
However, having adopted the Scheuten Solar brand, including module names and part numbers the scale of the tainted former company’s problems emerged.
According to reports, a local court has declared the Chinese-owned Scheuten Solar bankrupt, which would affect 23 employees. No further details were provided and the company has not yet responded to enquires.
In a statement, Mr Van den Heuvel of Meulenkamp Lawyers has been appointed as the curator for Scheuten Solar’s bankruptcy proceedings.
As suspected, Scheuten Solar was significantly affected by the Dutch authorities public safety warning earlier this year regarding the former Scheuten Solar’s faulty junction boxes, according to the statement.
On May 29, 2013 the Chinese parent company and shareholder decided to lay claim to its outstanding loans to Scheuten Solar, forcing the company to seek bankruptcy protection, the statement said.