August 2016

August 31, 2016

Europe stuck in a time warp with Minimum Solar Panel import prices of 56 eurocents for China

Europe’s Minimum Panel Import Price redundant now The European Commission had struck a deal with the Chinese government in 2012-13, to set a fixed minimum import […]
August 30, 2016

India’s solar manufacturing stuck in a limbo, as new policy fails to show up despite tall claims

Indian domestic solar manufacturing industry Indian solar manufacturing industry has a lot of module capacity (more than 5000 MW) and cell capacity (more than 2000 MW) […]
August 29, 2016

Wind Prices in USA drop to an astoundingly low of 2 cents, as technology advances decrease price from 7 cents in 2009

Wind Energy USA Wind energy prices in the USA have crashed to a 2 cents/kWh in recent PPAs signed in 2015, with more than 8.9 GW […]
August 27, 2016

India’s government owned power giant NTPC plans $70 billion investment in 10 GW of Renewable Energy

NTPC to invest $70 B in RE in India India’s state owned power generation company NTPC has the largest power generation capacity in the country, with […]
August 26, 2016

Canadian Solar becomes the latest solar panel maker to cut Solar Panel expansion on overcapacity fears

CSIQ to cut capacity expansion The oversupply which has hit the industry hard and fast has made a number of solar panel companies revise their plans […]
August 25, 2016

Tamil Nadu gets 33% of its electricity requirements from cheap Wind power with better Forecasting and Transmission

Wind Energy – Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu has always been the leading state in India in terms of wind energy, with massive number of wind farms […]
August 24, 2016

China installed a gargantuan 20 GW of Solar Energy capacity in just 6 months causing the solar market to crash (once again!!!!)

Industry watchers have been surprised by the sudden and sharp falling solar panel prices by around 10% in the last couple of months. Even the dramatic […]
August 23, 2016

Wind Energy in India to get more competitive with Reverse Auction tenders; days of high IRR are gone

Reverse Auction Tenders- Wind Energy India Wind energy developers in India have had a relatively good time as compared to solar energy developers with decent IRRs […]
August 22, 2016

Andhra Pradesh becomes hub of Renewable Energy in India – plans 3000 MW of Wind Solar hybrid

Wind Solar Hybrid – Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh, the southern India state which used to be a power deficit state has now not only become a […]
August 19, 2016

Wafer startup 1366 Technologies could prove to be a game changer for the silicon Solar Panel industry

New Solar Wafer Technology The last 5-10 years have seen a dramatic decline in the costs of silicon solar panel, mainly due to the improvement in […]
August 18, 2016

Sunrun posts a growth rate higher than SolarCity and Vivint Solar

Sunrun Q2 2016 Results Sunrun Inc (NASDAQ: RUN) installed 65 MW of solar panels in Q2 2016, exceeding its 60 MW target. The full year installation […]
August 18, 2016

Senvion makes big bang entry into the Indian market after buying Kenersys

Senvion will compete with former parent Suzlon in its home market Suzlon which had recently divested its German owned subsidiary Senvion is now going to face […]
August 17, 2016

Mosquito Traps running on Solar Power

Solar Powered Mosquito Traps- Another important Solar Application In yet another technological breakthrough, a solar powered mosquito trap was made resulting in approximately 70% reduction in […]
August 17, 2016

Tata Power Solar breaks all records with its 100MW solar plant in AP, India

100 MW Solar Power Plant by TATA A 100 MW solar plant have been commissioned by Tata Power Solar in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. It is India’s […]
August 16, 2016

With a Power Surplus India, DISCOMs face additional pressures

Discom issues in a Power surplus India With states turning power surplus, DISCOMs are facing additional challenges in India. In a recent statement, India Ratings and […]
August 15, 2016

Is India’s Solar Industry moving to a Fixed Tariff model from Reverse Auction tenders?

Fixed Tariff model for India’s Solar industry Indian solar sector has seen a huge amount of success using the reverse auction tender method, which has led […]
August 12, 2016

Quality over Quantity – First Solar Q2 2016 Results

First Solar Q2 2016 Results First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) has been a key player in the solar thin film technology. In fact it is amongst the […]
August 11, 2016

With the future of Solar shining bright, is it the time to launch Solar ETFs in India

Solar ETF in India The exchange traded funds in India are focused more on the Indian equity market, rather than being sector specific. Gold, equity, debt […]
August 11, 2016

Indian Solar Power Developers face increasing risk from oversupply and State owned Utilities’ financial woes

Will Solar suffer with India turning power surplus We have flagged the risk from the increasing power oversupply in some states, to solar power in the […]
August 10, 2016

India’s Employment Crisis – 3000 Municipal Sweeper Jobs get 500,000 applications from highly educated citizens

Unemployment Crisis in India We have said a number of times that employment and underemployment remains India’s biggest problem and it has no easy solutions. Despite […]
August 10, 2016

Indian Government presses on the Solar Rooftop Power accelerator with another giant 1000 MW Tender

India to boost Rooftop Solar with another 1 GW Tender The Indian government is pressing hard on growing solar rooftop capacity, which remains a huge laggard […]
August 9, 2016

Solar Threat to Suzlon

Suzlon finally seems to be on the road to recovery, however Solar becomes a huge threat Suzlon which is one of the biggest wind turbine suppliers […]
August 9, 2016

Falling Chinese Solar Panel prices a boon for Indian Solar Developers bidding aggressively

Windfall gain for Indian Solar Project Developers Chinese solar panel prices have fallen off a cliff over the last few months, due to overcapacity caused mainly […]
August 8, 2016

As the Solar Manufacturing Industry enters Cyclical Overcapacity, Capex to dive going forward

Cyclical Overcapacity in Solar Again? The solar manufacturing industry especially the solar cell and module parts of the supply chain are seeing large overcapacity, as the […]
August 8, 2016

GCL expands high Efficiency and Differentiated Solar Cell capacity, even as competition retrenches

High Efficiency Solar Cells from GCL Poly Polysilicon and solar wafer giant GCL Poly has been aggressively moving into the solar cell and panel making space. […]
August 5, 2016

Nilekani is living in a fool’s paradise if he thinks that services alone could solve India’s Employement crisis

India’s Employment Crisis Nandan Nilekani who is one of the founders of India’s most respected company Infosys and the architect of India’s universal digital indentity infrastructure, […]
August 5, 2016

China proposes giant Global Electricity Transmission Grid connecting Equator with the Arctic

Global Electricity Transmission Grid China can really think big and execute even bigger. The country’s infrastructure planning is of mammoth scale and its state directed capitalism […]
August 4, 2016

Chinese Solar Inverter makers take 3 out of the top 5 Global Ranks

Chinese Solar Inverters The Chinese solar panel producers have become dominant players in the global solar panel industry, with almost 7 out of the top 10 […]
August 4, 2016

China to lower Solar target as massive amount of Power goes to waste

China Solar Target to be lowered China has been by far the largest solar installation country in the last few years, as the Middle Kingdom has […]
August 3, 2016

India’s Employment Crisis takes a turn for the worse with E-Commerce Industry Losses

Unemployment in India India’s employment situation is nothing less than a massive crisis situation, with millions of workers joining the workforce every year without even 10% […]