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February 20, 2013

Kyocera and Mizhou plan a Massive 200 MW Solar Energy Plant in Gujarat, India

Gujarat has the most amount of solar energy plants installed in India due to a very supportive state government. The government has managed to boost solar […]
February 19, 2013

Solar Glass Makers join the Global Solar Wars – Europe against China

Anti dumping case against import of Chinese Glass for Solar Modules Global Solar Trade Wars are throwing up new battles left and right from the least […]
February 18, 2013

10 Solar Stories of the Week

1) Japan and EU fight Ontario, Canada over domestic content requirements for solar panels 2) Pakistan tariffs for large ground mounted plants at 23c/Kwh seems too […]
February 15, 2013

France gives a 10% bonus Feed in Tariff for Domestic Manufacturers – Won't help

As usual France has followed Italy in boosting solar manufacturing industry by giving a 10% FIT bonus for solar products manufactured in Europe. Note Italy had […]
February 14, 2013

Fox News looks Foolish with its Anti-Solar propaganda and survival doubts of Solar Industry

Fox News has published an article which mentions the future of the solar energy industry is in doubt, with subsidies falling and the backlash of utilities […]
February 14, 2013

Daimler Benz gets into Solar Production – just kidding they put a Solar System in Tamil Nadu

We had earlier written about how the Tamil Nadu solar energy policy is a game changer for demand in India. TN has become the second state […]
February 13, 2013

India made a sucker by US as America files WTO Protectionist Case against India even as Indian Solar Panel makers go Bankrupt

US files WTO Protectionist Case against India US filed a case against India for domestic content rules in its solar federal policy despite American company First […]
February 12, 2013

Sunpower loses a lot of money in Q412, sales in 2013 to be flat with 2012

Sunpower (SPWR) which is the 2nd largest US solar company after First Solar (FSLR) was the first major company to report 4Q12 results. As expected the […]
February 11, 2013

8 Solar Stories

Solar Stories 1) Wacker thinks that polysilicon prices has bottomed out , however we are not so sure 2) US files a WTO case against India’s […]
February 7, 2013

Top Indian Solar Inverter maker Su-kam wants to acquire a Solar Panel Company

Su-kam to acquire a solar panel company The Indian solar panel manufacturers are a sorry lot as global overcapacity in solar modules has meant that they […]
February 6, 2013

Chinese Solar Companies keep on raising debt despite horrible Capital Structures

Chinese solar companies are finding it increasingly difficult to borrow money even from their home banks. This is due to the massive overcapacity in the industry […]
February 5, 2013

Solar Energy to Light up Rural Africa

Solar Lighting in Africa In the rural areas of Africa, where there is no electricity, solar lights seem to be the perfect solution. Almost 95% of […]
February 4, 2013

11 Must Read Solar Stories

1) US Solar manufacturers association CASM sues Obama administration for not imposing anti dumping duty on solar cells from China 2) TSMC still working on solar […]
January 31, 2013

Chinese Government intervenes again after the First Bond Default by Chaori Solar

Bond Default by Chaori Solar, China We have heard of numerous Chinese Government bailouts, in case of defaults by the Chinese Solar companies. However, there is […]
January 29, 2013

12 Solar Stories you should not miss

1) Indian Solar Energy faces challenges during 2nd phase as no money left to subsidize 2) Bosch loses 1 billion euros in solar energy in 2012 […]
January 28, 2013

Solar Street Lighting Systems – All you wanted to know Types, Advantages & Working Mechanism

Solar Street Lights Solar Street Lighting System is a lighting system for the illumination of streets & squares and cross roads located in areas that are […]
January 25, 2013

Solar Equipment Sales falls off a cliff, only $3.6 billion sold in 2012 compared to $13 billion last year

Solar Equipment To solar watchers, this headline provides no new information as solar equipment companies have not only reported drastic revenue decreases, but some have also […]
January 21, 2013

World's Cheapest & Biggest upstream Solar Producer, GCL Poly forecasts big loss in 2013

GCL Poly China based GCL Poly is the biggest solar wafer producer in the world. GCL Poly raised its wafer capacity almost 85% in 2011. The company’s […]
January 17, 2013

Big Polysilicon Producers fire workers as Demand plummet

Polycrystalline silicon or  Polysilicon (poly-Si or “poly”) is a material consisting of multiple small silicon crystals. Poly is highly pure form of silicon and is much […]
January 16, 2013

China set to become the "Super Solar Power" in 2013

China to instal 10GW of Solar capacity in 2013 The latest buzz in the solar industry is that China plans to instal 10 gigawatts (GW) of […]
January 15, 2013

8 Solar Stories you should not miss

1) Sunpower restructuring costs to be 2x of the initial estimate 2) Solarbuzz not optimistic about industry supply demand balance, thinks demand needs to get upto […]
January 12, 2013

10 Must Read Solar Stories

1) First Solar buys a Chilean project developer with a 1.5 GW pipeline 2) Solarbuzz predicts 7 GW of solar demand in China in 2013 3) […]
January 10, 2013

European Sanctions on Chinese solar imports will mean a windfall for Taiwanse Solar Cell Companies

Introduction There are going to be big winners and losers if Europe finds that the biggest anti dumping case against China has hurt its domestic solar […]
January 7, 2013

9 Solar Stories of the New Year 2013

1) Have solar cell prices finally stopped falling? 2) Ingot Furnace supplier JYT wins big case against LDK Solar 3) Hanwha Solar gets a big credit […]
December 21, 2012

Which is Best Performing Solar Stock in 2012 and Why

Solar Stocks have declined quite precipitously from the peaks reached in 2008 and a number of the top guns of that time are flirting with pennydom. […]
December 20, 2012

Solar Stocks To Keep Yo-Yoing Till China Allows Free Market Capitalism In The Industry

Introduction The whole solar industry has been facing a massive overcapacity problem since the beginning of 2011. Thousands of solar companies have gone bankrupt, but the […]
December 19, 2012

Can the South Koreans (Hanwha, LG, OCI) displace the Chinese solar juggernaut

The Chinese solar panel industry has become dominant through a mix of strong government support, aggressive expansion, billions of cheap finance from state owned banks and […]
December 19, 2012

Andhra Pradesh Review of Solar Tender – Problems, Pricing and Opportunity

Introduction Indian states have been coming out with solar policies and tenders at a feverish pace in recent days thanks to falling solar panel prices and […]
December 18, 2012

9 Solar Stories you should not Miss!

1) SMA gets first big sales for its solar diesel hybrid equipment 2) Solar City gets a good IPO pop after drastically dropping its price , […]
December 17, 2012

Solar Parks boom in Tamil Nadu as Solar Purchase Obligation drives Growth

The concept of solar parks was started in India by the Gujarat government where land, infrastructure and electricity transmission is established in one place making it […]