In light of its diminishing coffers, the company has stated that there were “no assurances” it would raise the $6.5 billion to $8.8 billion needed to fund the construction of renewable energy assets through 2016.

Moreover, the company said it would reduce sales of renewable energy assets to its so-called yieldcos until conditions improve.

The photovoltaic panel maker was the first solar company to launch a yieldco in July last year – a yieldco is a dividend growth-oriented company that groups renewable or conventional long-term contracted operating assets to generate steady cash flows for investors. However, the strategy has grown less attractive in light of the continued cheap crude oil environment.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.