August 2013

August 31, 2013

United Microelectronics should give at least 40% upside

United Microelectronics (UMC) is the world’s second largest publicly listed semiconductor foundry. UMC is located in Taiwan like TSMC (TSM) and gets most of its revenues by […]
August 30, 2013

India and China look to invest billions in new Power Grids for Renewable Energy Growth

Power Grid in India and China China and India are investing billions of dollars to increase their transmission capacity to accommodate the sharp growth in renewable […]
August 29, 2013

India to set up an Authority to facilitate Growth of Offshore Wind Energy

A new Body to manage Wind Energy in India India has not done anything much in offshore wind energy installations with other countries such as China, […]
August 28, 2013

Despite the Trade Wars and Quotas, China to account for 70% of Global Supply

China and Taiwan to account for 90% of Global Supply The Chinese solar industry has been making global media headlines as USA imposed a duty on […]
August 27, 2013

India remains a Soft Country to be Pushed – Detention of Indian Oil Tanker by Iran

India and Iran tiff over Oil Tanker Despite India’s large size and huge army, the country’s leadership remains weak kneed and soft. The country has been […]
August 26, 2013

2013 to Mark a Bottom for Solar Equipment Spending at $2.3 billion

Solar Equipment Spending to further fall in 2013 Solar equipment spending fell off a cliff in 2012 after a record 2011. Spending on equipment used to […]
August 24, 2013

REC workers in USA become Unwitting Victim of the Solar Trade War

Ill Effects of Global Solar Trade Wars The globalized nature of our economy has unexpected side effects for workers and companies. Though globalization has brought prosperity […]
August 23, 2013

Thin Film Solar PV Share to halve to 7% in 2016, from 16% now

Thin Film Share to Plunge Further We in Greenworldinvestor have been saying for a long time that thin film PV solar is a losing investment. There […]
August 22, 2013

Global Wind Energy Capacity jumps to a whopping 275 GW in 2013, up 1000% in 10 years

Worldwide wind Energy Capacity up by 1000% Global wind energy capacity has jumped up a whopping 1000% in the last 10 years or so, as wind […]
August 21, 2013

Chinese Solar Panel Maker Hareon bleeds Money despite Industry Upturn

Hareon still to report Losses Major Chinese solar panel maker Hareon which is listed on the Chinese stock exchange, reported a doubling of its loss in […]
August 20, 2013

Wind Turbines Theft become a Multi-million Dollar Industry in India

India never ceases to surprise with unknown risks for the industry. The wind turbine industry is facing a massive new risk of the theft of wind […]
August 20, 2013

Has the Solar Equipment Industry Bottomed Out?

Solar Equipment Industry The solar equipment industry made it out like bandits during the solar panel expansion phase during 2010 and 2011, when hundreds of companies […]
August 19, 2013

Comparing Canadian Solar and Jinko Solar solar panels

Jinko Solar (JKS) is a vertically integrated China based company making Modules, Cells & Wafers. Jinko Solar is one of the lowest cost solar panel producer and was […]
August 19, 2013

Sharp sees a Doubling of Solar Revenues driven by Japanese Boom but is it Sustainable

Sharp’s Revenues Double Itself The Japanese electronics giant Sharp has seen its revenues from solar sales double in the first quarter of 2013 to almost $850 […]
August 18, 2013

Comparing Jinko Solar and Renesola Solar Panels

Renesola (SOL) is a China based company providing modules at cheap prices. Renesola is a vertically integrated company with complete R&D and manufacturing of polysilicon, silicon wafer and solar […]
August 17, 2013

Comparing Jinko Solar and Trina Solar solar panels

Trina Solar (TSL) is one of the foremost solar panel companies and is also a low cost manufacturer of solar modules in China. Founded in 1997 with 12 offices […]
August 16, 2013

Free Standing Solar Panels – Advantages and Buy Prices

Free Standing Solar Panels Free Standing Solar panels are independent solar panels standing on the ground. They are used extensively where a pitched roof is not […]
August 16, 2013

Chinese Solar Raw Material Production to get Consolidated under a few Major Players

The Peaks and Troughs of Polysilicon Prices China saw a large number of polysilicon plants getting built during the post 2008 solar boom phase, when polysilicon […]
August 15, 2013

Taiwanese Solar Cell Giants a Good Bet in the next Couple of Years

Taiwan Solar Cells The Taiwanese cell companies are a good bet in the next couple of years, as they have been strengthened by a number of […]
August 14, 2013

Can the Japanese Grab the Solar Leadership position from China

Who will be the Solar Leader – China or Japan The Asian countries of China and Japan have a host of companies manufacturing solar panels at […]
August 14, 2013

Below 10c/Kwh Solar Price in India throws the Cat amongst the Pigeons

Cost of building a Solar power plant in India India’s solar power costs have declined dramatically and have become one of the lowest in the world. […]
August 13, 2013

Comparing Warranties of 20 leading Chinese Solar Panel Companies

Why is warranty gaining importance in the Solar Panel Industry The rate at which solar panel companies are going bankrupt, warranty is becoming an essential element […]
August 13, 2013

2 Secular Tailwinds for Wind Energy in India despite Bumps

Wind Energy in India has faced problems in the recent past and growth has gone down as the federal government has reduced two main subsidies. The […]
August 12, 2013

Solar Energy without any Subsidies become a Reality in India

Solar energy in India has been driven by subsidies given by the central and state governments. However, the sharp reduction in solar system costs have made […]
August 12, 2013

General Electric Capitulation is a bad portend for First Solar

My last article on GE-FSLR collaboration raised many readers’ doubts about why I think this agreement will not be very fruitful. Hence here goes another article […]
August 11, 2013

Comparison between Canadian Solar and Solar Frontier Solar Panels

Canadian Solar is a vertically integrated company, providing ingots, wafers, solar cells, solar modules, solar power systems and specialized solar products. Headquartered in Canada, the company has factories in China and […]
August 10, 2013

What will happen to the Solar Industry in 2014 and Beyond

Solar Industry 2014 The solar industry is seeing a revival in 2013, thanks to an unprecedented demand growth in Japan and China. Despite the Chinese government […]
August 9, 2013

Comparing Renesola and Sunpower Solar Panels

Renesola (SOL) is a vertically integrated company with complete R&D and manufacturing of polysilicon, silicon wafer and solar modules. Renesola has a global presence with sales branches established in […]
August 9, 2013

Much Ado about Nothing – European Solar Panel Makes to keep Dying like Flies

The Chinese and Europeans have come to a deal regarding export of solar panels made in China to Europe. Under the deal, China will be allowed to […]
August 8, 2013

Comparison between Yingli Green and Solar Frontier Solar Panels

Yingli Green Energy (YGE) is one of the oldest Chinese companies and is completely integrated. One of the world’s firstfully vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, the company develops, manufactures and […]