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January 24, 2014

India's Solar Industry receives a shock judgment for the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity

India’s Electricity Act of 2003 ushered in major reforms in the power sector, allowing the creation of state and central electricity regulators as well as the […]
January 23, 2014

India's JNNSM Phase 2 FIT Reverse Auction receives big response for 700 MW Solar PV on offer

India’s JNNSM 2 receives Big Response India’s landmark central solar subsidy mission JNNSM received a very good response for the Phase 2 reverse auctions. More than […]
January 17, 2014

Indian Solar Thermal Developers start giving excuses to escape their stupidly low bids

We at Greenworldinvestor have always been of the opinion that most solar thermal plants will never come up in India, given the atrociously low bids made […]
January 16, 2014

Jinko Solar buys solar factories on the cheap, as consolidation hits smaller Chinese players hard

Jinko Solar buys Topoint Solar Factories Jinko Solar is all set to get the solar factories of Topoint group for a cheap price, as consolidation hits […]
January 15, 2014

India's JNNSM Phase 2 gets delayed due to Funding issues and Payment security concerns

Problems for JNNSM Phase 2 India’s JNNSM federal solar subsidy plan Phase 2 has gotten delayed by more than a year because of funding issues and […]
January 14, 2014

Why Chinese Solar Companies are being able to win massive Solar Farm Projects

Chinese solar companies are benefiting hugely from the Chinese government’s decision to install 35 GW of solar power by 2015. China is going to install around […]
January 13, 2014

China cuts support to 80% of Solar Companies as it looks to rationalize Overcapacity/ List of Chinese Government Support Companies

Chinese Government cuts 80% Solar Support China has been going through a massive overinvestment spree in the last 5 years as the monetary authorities loosened conditions […]
January 9, 2014

Solar Energy notches a Big Win over Natural Gas in Minessota

Solar energy plants have notched up a big win in Minessota, with both the state electricity regulators and a US judge favoring solar power plants for […]
January 8, 2014

Fact or Fiction – Shungfeng claims that it will install 10 GW of Solar Capacity by 2015

Shungfeng to install 10 GW of Solar Capacity by 2015 The Chinese company Shungfeng has been shortlisted for buying over the solar manufacturing assets of Suntech. […]
January 6, 2014

Another European Solar Manufacturing plant goes Kaput

Sharp closes another Plant in UK Europe and other developed countries have seen thousands of companies and many solar manufacturing plants shut down, as Asia led […]
January 3, 2014

Net Metering becomes a Death Threat to USA Utilities

The growth of solar energy on rooftops by house owners has become the greatest threat and risk to utilities worldwide. The falling prices of solar panels […]
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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 […]
November 25, 2013

Gujarat Government Fights to Enact a Retroactive Cut in Tariffs paid to Solar Developers

Gujarat wants a  Retroactive Cut in Tariffs The Gujarat government has been touting the success of the solar power scheme enacted by the state government, which led […]
November 22, 2013

Europe to see a Dramatic 37% Decline in Solar Demand in 2013

Europe Solar Demand Decline For many years, Europe has been the main driver of growth of the solar industry worldwide. In fact, it is highly doubtful […]
November 21, 2013

Abound Solar Bankruptcy becomes Another Hit with Republicans

Abound Solar Bankruptcy The US government grants and loans to green energy companies has not given good results, frequently resulting in big bankruptcies. The reason is […]