Solar Energy

July 12, 2013

Comparing JA Solar and Renesola Solar Modules – which one to buy

Both Renesola (SOL) and JA Solar (JASO) Modules are good buys and one of our top picks to buy in 2013. Both Renesola and JA Solar are Chinese […]
July 9, 2013

Best Solar Panel brands to buy in 2013 – Module Features and Available Models

The solar industry suffers from too much supply globally. Supply-demand balance is expected to return in another year or two. The solar industry is heavily dependent on the […]
July 8, 2013

Thin Wafer startup Crystal Solar expects to cut Module price by 50%

Solar Wafers are traditionally manufactured by growing polysilicon crystals in specialized furnaces. These crystals are then sawed to make thin slices of purified polysilicon which is […]
July 8, 2013

Andhra Pradesh fails to get enough Bids for its Solar Tender

Andhra Pradesh Solar Tender Andhra Pradesh is one the major Southern states with a big solar subsidy policy and it recently enacted a reverse auction for […]
July 7, 2013

China Sun Energy (CSUN) Solar Panel Review

China Sunenergy China Sunenergy (CSUN) is a Chinese solar company which used to produce solar cells initially. Later, the company expanded into solar panel production, with solar […]
July 6, 2013

Banking on Solar Power: Companies Acquiring Funds for Growth

Companies acquiring funds for growth in Solar Energy Recently, JPMorgan Chase & Co. helped a privately held solar installation provider secure funds totaling $630 million. This […]
July 5, 2013

White Elephant Desertec close to a Complete Meltdown

Desertec Project to close down I have always been a big critic of the Desertec project which envisaged building huge solar thermal plants in North Africa […]
July 4, 2013

Solar and Wind Energy to double to 8% of Global Electricity generation by 2018 from 4% now

Solar & Wind Energy to rise to 8% by 2018 Solar and Wind energy should double their share of the global electricity generation to 8% by […]
July 4, 2013

Indian Regulators and Courts start to enforce REC compliance as prices crash

REC in India The Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) scheme is the major policy initiative taken by the central government to use a market based mechanism, to promote green […]
July 3, 2013

India's largest state moves forward on Solar Power though scale seems too small

UP to join the Solar bandwagon All major Indian states have launched independent solar power programs using a reverse auction bidding mechanism which has been pioneered […]
July 2, 2013

US Solar Energy Industry Association wants India's battered Manufacturers to Die

The State of Indian Solar Industry This headline may seem a bit dramatic but that is the current reality being faced by the Indian industry today. […]
July 1, 2013

Solar Powered Water Pumps – Concept, Types, Working Mechanism, Subsidies And Suppliers in India

What is a Solar powered Water Pump As the title suggests the solar powered water pumps, use solar energy to run. These solar powered water pumps […]
July 1, 2013

Mineirao Stadium in Brazil shows off its PV installations at Confederations Cup semifinal

Mineirao Stadium in Brazil studded with PV rooftop Installations The Mineirao Stadium in Brazil has installed  1.4 MW rooftop solar power. This stadium is all set to […]
June 28, 2013

Will Silevo's US Solar Plant change the outsourcing trend in Solar Panels

New Solar Panel Plants in US Small US solar panel maker Silevo Inc. plans to build a solar panel making factory in the US as it looks […]
June 26, 2013

Indian Power Developers fail to learn – 10% Rupee fall to kill their Solar Project IRR

Indian power developers seem a dumb lot with little risk management. They blundered big time in 2008 when they bid low for massive thermal power plants […]
June 25, 2013

German Solar Panel Industry on its deathbed, despite the EU sanctions on Chinese Solar Panel Imports

German Solar Industry did not benefit from EU’s anti-dumping imposition The German solar panel manufacturing industry is on its deathbed and nothing will revive it. The […]
June 25, 2013

Indian solar demand in 2013 to be disappointingly flat at 1 GW as Project delays hit the Industry

Solar Project delays in India leads to disappointment India which is cited as one of the best markets in the world for solar energy is expected […]
June 24, 2013

Korean Solar sees Consolidation around 2 Players

OCI & Hanwha to remain the serious Contenders Major Korean conglomerates such as Samung, Hyundai and Hanwha had made massive investments in renewable energy spurred on […]
June 24, 2013

Commercial Solar Initiative by Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy has announced a solar program to aid the commercial solar projects in Europe recently. Micro-inverters are generally used in residential solar installations and Enphase Energy […]
June 22, 2013

India's most powerful Renewable energy body stupidly plans giant Solar Plants of > 500 MW size

India’s Central Government has mostly mismanaged the central program for promoting solar energy in India. Despite a massive crash in solar component prices, demand in India […]
June 21, 2013

Alion Energy resorts to Automation to reduce Solar Costs – seeks $25 million funds

Alion Energy, the California based company wants to reduce solar energy costs. Alion Energy was founded in 2008 and is an EPC and O&M solutions provider. Alion […]
June 21, 2013

Punjab follows lead of other states by auctioning Solar Power plants at low prices

The Indian states have been building large amount of solar capacity through the reverse auction process of giving out solar power farms to developers. The prices […]
June 20, 2013

Siemens to desert Solar energy after closing Solel Energy

Siemens to close its last solar shop – Solel Energy Siemens is now getting out of the solar business, with its decision to shut down Solel […]
June 19, 2013

Net Metering Charge – Utilities to fight tooth and nail to stop the distributed Solar Energy onslaught

Net Metering Distributed solar energy is growing at an exponential rate with 80,000 homes in the US installing solar panels last year, raising the total to […]
June 18, 2013

Solarworld takes the lead to fight the rising defect rates in the Solar Industry

I recently wrote about the rising solar panel defects noticed in the solar industry. There have been recent incidents that talk about the faulty solar modules and […]
June 17, 2013

Tamil Nadu shows the way for Green energy by building 4 GW exclusive Electricity transmission networks

Tamil Nadu has been at the forefront of green energy generation in India, with almost half of the country’s wind energy capacity. The state has also […]
June 15, 2013

Germany manages to get 60% of its Electricity demand from Solar Power during June noon

Germany meets 60% of its electricity demand from solar Germany has been the real reason that the solar industry has come so far so fast. The […]
June 13, 2013

Top Solar Products that can reduce your Bills this summer

Top Solar Products Solar Energy is the fastest and the most effective form of renewable energy used today. Energy from the sun is used and applied […]
June 13, 2013

Regional Solar Growth a worry for the US Solar Industry

USA is the biggest electricity market in the world with more than 1000 GW of capacity and accounts for almost 20% of the world’s electricity capacity. […]
June 12, 2013

Solar Panel Deadline in the Indian State of West Bengal

It is now time for West Bengal to get “Solarized” As per the new order by Calcutta High Court, all civic bodies in West Bengal need […]