Homes or businesses that generate solar electricity with roof-mounted panels may sell it back to the grid for a payment known as a feed-in tariff. Germany, a major market for solar power, is planning to reduce these feed-in tariffs, proposing cuts of up to 16%. Evergreen believes this reduction could lower panel prices. 
Marlboro, Mass.-based Evergreen Solar announced the pricing of a secondary public offering of $325.0 million in senior convertible notes, due in five years, to raise equity for the solar-power-panel plant in Devens, Mass. The notes will pay 4.0% interest.
Investors, concerned about a potential dilutive effect to their shareholdings, knocked the stock down 7.6%, or 82 cents, to $10.01, in late- afternoon trading in New York - June 27th
Evergreen granted underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $48.8 million worth of notes if the offering is oversold.