December 31, 2013

US Military exposes Hypocrisy towards Green Protectionism

USA against liberalizing their Green Sectors The US government has been very vocal against developing countries trying to promote green industries, through preferential treatment given to domestic […]
December 30, 2013

Can dying Desterec be resurrected by China's giant State Grid monopoly

Can Desertec be revived by China The Desterec Initiative was launched with much fanfare by Europe’s large industrial and energy companies in mid 2000s. It has […]
December 28, 2013

E-Waste is a very Lucrative Opportunity in India for Entrepreneurs

E-Waste in India Electronic waste recycling and disposal is one of the fastest growing green sectors in India, with a massive potential for growth. Entrepreneurs looking […]
December 27, 2013

Major Power consumers escape Renewable Energy obligations due to complicit Indian Electricity Regulators

No obligation to meet RPO & SPO Targets Renewable energy in India has been facing a lot of issues on different fronts. Despite Indian government’s National […]
December 26, 2013

Solar Demand in 2014 – 20% or 50% Growth?

Solar Demand 2014 There is little dispute amongst analysts and research agencies that solar demand should grow in the high double digits in 2014, but the […]
December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to all the Readers!

Wishing all my readers a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!!  
December 24, 2013

Financial Stresses leads to great Distressed Green Power Opportunities in India

Green Power in a distressed state in India The Indian economy is in a massively bad shape and companies are groaning under huge debts. The 2003-2008 […]
December 23, 2013

USA set to become the 3rd Largest Solar market in 2013 after China and Japan

Solar Energy in United States of America is booming like other parts of the world with nearly 1.8 GW of solar capacity expected to be installed […]
December 21, 2013

Energy Audits in India become big Business with Electricity prices on the Rise

Energy Audits in India Electricity prices in India have gone up at a crazy rate in the last few years, with fossil fuel price increasing. Bankrupt […]
December 20, 2013

Indian Government's hollow growth claims exposed, as Gallup poll exposes doubling of Indians suffering

Indians suffer because of the indifferent Politicians It is obvious that the economic and social situation of India has deteriorated sharply in the last 5 years. […]
December 19, 2013

Chinese Solar Thin Film Giant Hanergy plans 10 GW of mixed Thin Film Capacity

Hanergy to build 10 GW of mixed Thin Film Capacity Chinese solar giant Hanergy plans to build 10 GW of thin film solar capacity with a 52.5% […]
December 18, 2013

Fiscally challenged Municipalities make India's Solar City project into a pipedream

Solar Cities program Renewable energy is a hot concept for governments around the world as it solves multiple problems of energy security, global warming, fuel scarcity […]
December 17, 2013

Subsidy less Solar self consumption displacing Feed in Tariff in Germany

Germany has been a trailblazer in solar energy usage, with its terrific EEG law being the single largest factor in making solar energy reach the current […]
December 12, 2013

Retail Investors much wiser than "Financial Experts", given the joke that Indian Securities Markets are

Retail Investors stay away from the Indian Stock Markets I keep laughing at stories from financial planners and analysts in newspapers, advising retail investors to put […]
December 11, 2013

Is there finally a ray of sunlight for Solar Wafer Makers

Solar panel prices have been consistently rising for solar panel makers, leading to better gross margins and profits. But upstream material producers such as wafers and […]
December 10, 2013

Quasi Bankrupt Solarworld buys a Solar Plant in Germany

Solarworld to buy A Solar Plant German solar cell and module makers have been completely vanquished by the onslaught of giant low cost Chinese solar panel […]
December 9, 2013

One of oldest Indian Solar Manufacturers Websol Energy faces Liquidation

Websol Energy Faces Liquidation The Indian solar manufacturing has been comatose due to massive Chinese expansion. Some Indian companies which had started solar panel and cell […]
December 7, 2013

Middle class in India gets squeezed like lemons by the Government's Macro Mismanagement

Rising Inflation hits the Indian Middle class Even as smuggler make hay thanks to our government, honest middle class citizens are being squeezed like lemons by […]
December 6, 2013

US Solar Farm size Decreases in order to Accelerate Completion Times

The US solar market has been dominated by large ground mounted solar farms developed by companies such as Sunedison (SUNE), Sunpower (SPWR), First Solar (FSLR) etc. […]
December 5, 2013

Apple Top Management Makes A Blunder With iPhone 5c Positioning

iPhone 5c Apple (AAPL) was widely rumored to come out with an iPhone version which would cater to the middle segment of the smartphone market if not the […]
December 4, 2013

LDK gets a $250 million Loan from Chinese banks but unlikely to help US Debt and Equity holders

Another Million Dollar loan for LDK Solar Zombie LDK Solar (LDK) continues to produce panels and wafers and make gargantuan losses. The company is bankrupt with […]
December 3, 2013

India's Solar Power Capacity grows at an anaemic pace as Gujarat slows down

Indian Solar Slows Down India’s solar power potential is not being realized despite the country possessing some of the most ideal conditions for growth in solar […]
December 2, 2013

Is India's monstrous Himalayan 5000 MW Solar Plant a Pipedream?

Solar Panel Plant in Ladakh, India India is afflicted with a problem of making big infrastructure announcements without actually executing them. The economy has cratered as most […]
November 30, 2013

Back to the Past – Crazy harebrained 10% Import Duty on Gold leads to increase in Smuggling and Crime in India

Gold Smuggling in India India’s mafia has its roots in gold smuggling since the 1970’s and 1980’s, when high import duties on all goods made it […]
November 29, 2013

Will E-commerce be the Best Indian Performing Stock Sector in the Next Decade

E-commerce in India India is seeing a massive boom in online retail, with growth rate by top companies easily touching the three digit mark. Billions of […]
November 28, 2013

Solar Energy and Utility Fight gets Interesting with Arizona giving a mixed Decision favoring none

Utilities are fighting for their lives as solar energy gets more prevalent each day with falling costs and support from customers and the government. Not only […]
November 27, 2013

Impotent Mayors are the Reason for the Pathetic state of Indian Cities

India’s cities are not an easy place to live with large areas facing difficulties in accessing basic amenities such as water, electricity, good roads etc. Indian […]
November 27, 2013

Jinko Solar Reports another Great Quarter as Gross Margins cross 20%

Great Quarter for Jinko Solar Jinko Solar (JKS) has shown one of the greatest stock prices increase amongst solar stocks in the last couple of years. […]
November 26, 2013

Indian Capital Markets become Distorted as hell as hot Inflows pour in and Retail Money treat it like a leper

Indian Capital Markets The Indian capital markets recently made a new all-time high but there is no sense of jubilation or high fives that generally takes […]
November 26, 2013

Pros and Cons of Solar Bonds

Solar energy is a capital intensive industry with almost all of the costs of generating solar energy being front loaded. There is little expenditure in terms […]