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April 17, 2013

7 Solar Stories that you should not miss

Solar News 1) Second Tier Solar Panel shippers gain the most in 2012 while Japanese make somewhat of a comeback. First Solar, Sharp and Suntech lose the […]
April 15, 2013

Solar Demand growth of 250%, 50% and 65% forecast for Middle-East & Africa, Americas, and Asia in 2013

Solar Growth Solar demand is expected to surge by 20% in 2013, after a flat 2012 as lower solar panel prices boosts solar adoption in under […]
April 12, 2013

Foxonn looks to expand Solar manufacturing in Japan after the Yen plunge

Japanese Solar Boom The Japanese solar market has been booming in the last year, thanks to a very generous feed in subsidy being given by the […]
April 11, 2013

First Solar short squeeze leads to massive jump in Solar Stocks – What you need to know

First Solar (FSLR) We have been bearish on First Solar for some time as we felt that the company’s thin film technology is no longer competitive […]
April 10, 2013

Suntech's Stock up – Myths & Reality

Warren to buy Suntech? Suntech stock surged almost 28%, after a rumor that the world’s smartest investor Warren Buffet would buy the company. I don’t know […]
April 10, 2013

Where to invest in Solar Energy – My Three Top Picks

Where to invest in Solar Energy Given the stock volatility, company bankruptcies and massive losses, investing in solar energy can be very tricky. However, the industry […]
April 10, 2013

Why Lancaster serves as the Solar role model for the rest of the World

Lancaster to achieve the Solar Capital Status Lancaster is a high desert city in northern Los Angeles County, California. Lancaster faces high sunny exposure and desert […]
April 5, 2013

9 Solar Stories you should not miss

Solar News 1) Brightsource cancels its 2nd big solar thermal power plant – CSP 0 – Solar PV 10 2) India company bets big on the […]
April 2, 2013

7 Solar Stories on GWI

Solar News 1) Taiwanese JV Powertec (between UMC and SAS) pushes ahead with future polysilicon plans despite the current glut 2) India installs roughly 1 GW in 2012 […]
April 1, 2013

6 Solar Stories on GWI

Solar News 1) SMA Solar global market share sinks to 25% in 2012 from 40% 2) European companies see their shares in Solar EPC market dropping; Indian player […]
March 28, 2013

Lazy and Corrupt Indian Government needs US Green Groups to fight its solar case with USA

I had earlier written about how India is being made a sucker by the US government which has filed a case against India at the WTO, […]
March 27, 2013

Tamil Nadu offering 12c/KwH to Bidders

India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu is trying to fix a price of 12c/Kwh with bidders under its 1000 MW solar auction scheme. GWI has been […]
March 21, 2013

Will the Suntech Debt default bring sanity to the Solar Industry

Suntech Debt Default Suntech (STP) which is one of the worst managed solar companies in the industry has been going through tumultuous times after it got […]
March 20, 2013

8 Solar Stories

1) Japanese solar market to explode to 6 GW in 2013 according to IHS 2) Jinko Solar is hopeful of industry turnaround by 2013 end 3) […]
March 19, 2013

Solar Shingles Showdown – Dow Chemicals bolsters product line with Startup Acquisition

Dow Chemicals buy Nuvosun Materials giant Dow Chemicals has bought the entire equity stake in CIGs solar startup Nuvosun to bolster its solar shingles line up. […]
March 18, 2013

India sees Solar Electricity prices of 12-16c per unit in Reverse Auction Bidding

India has managed to build more than 1 GW of solar capacity already at competitive rates, thanks to reverse auctions and pragmatic feed in tariffs. Now […]
March 15, 2013

Poly prices in China up 16% from December but still too low for Sustainability

Polysilicon Prices The prices of polysilicon have gone up a bit in the last few months as poly producers have sharply reduced utilization to 50% or […]
March 14, 2013

Solyndra déjà vu – Solar Thin Film maker SoloPower impoding, renegotiation of Federal Loan

After Solyndra, it is SoloPower The bankruptcy of solar thin film company Solyndra was one of the most dramatic debacles in the current solar downturn. The […]
March 13, 2013

After a tepid 2012, China to power 2013 solar demand growth

2013 a Better Year for Solar Solar demand in 2012 slowed down to just 5% after a 40-50% CAGR over the last decade. The slowdown was […]
March 12, 2013

Suntech faces the Moment of Truth as Founder ousted and Debt comes due

Suntech, China The world’s largest solar panel company in 2011 now faces possible closure as it does not have money to pay the convertible bond due […]
March 11, 2013

Solarworld – How long can it survive?

Solarworld Solarworld, which is one of the largest European solar companies surviving the current downturn, is in a bad shape. The company faces a large debt […]
March 7, 2013

10 Solar Stories on GWI

1) Now Russia wants to build a space solar power plant to bean energy to earth 2) US Flexible CIGs solar panel maker Solopower runs into […]
March 6, 2013

China Refrains from firing the first shot in the Solar War against Europe

China has been bristling against the hostility in solar trade from major partners such as US and Europe. The dominance of the Chinese solar panel industry […]
March 4, 2013

Indian State sees Good Response to its Gigawatt Solar Tender

Andhra Pradesh which is the largest southern Indian state has seen a good response to its tender for 900 MW of solar capacity. The state is […]
March 1, 2013

2012 Actual Solar Demand Growth does not turn out to be too great, 2013 should be much better

The Solar Energy Industry saw only a 5% year on year demand growth in 2012, despite falling solar panel prices. The main reasons were that Germany […]
February 28, 2013

Solar Frontier looks to be a winner in the Global Solar Shakedown

The solar industry is going through a major consolidation with hundreds of small and big solar companies failing despite growing solar demand. The reason is massive […]
February 27, 2013

Solar Fun and Games at the WTO

Ontario Domestic Content Rules Ontario, Canada has put in extensive rules for domestic content usage in feed in tariffs and subsides for solar energy. These rules […]
February 25, 2013

8 Solar Stories of the Week

1) Actual Solar Demand in 2012 shows only  5% growth 2) Honda ties up with Solar City to offer solar panels system to its customers in […]
February 22, 2013

China's biggest Solar Thin film producer and Intel investee Trony Solar found to be a Fraud

It is amazing how the biggest US companies and investors are being made to look like fools by Chinese frauds which have managed to embezzle hundreds […]
February 21, 2013

Global Solar Energy crosses 100 GW of Installed Capacity

Solar Energy growth has exceeded the wildest predictions of fast growth and has managed to cross the 100 GW milestone. The oversupply of solar panels has […]