Siemens is the company that just can't resist.
The German industrial giant is considering purchasing solar cell maker Q-Cells, according to Reuters (via Forbes here.).
Earlier this month, Siemens bought solar thermal vendor Solel for $418 million. Earlier, it has bought an number of water companies and ramped up its investments in smart grid.
In a list of the top ten acquirers in greentech, we picked Siemens as number two, right behind General Electric.
This is a pattern you should get used to. Small, innovative startups often have tremendous technology, but they lack the capital, distribution networks and relationships to bring their ideas to fruition. Large conglomerates often fail...