Solar Industry

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 20, 2013

CEEG forced to cancel their Solar expansion as money is exhausted

Cheap money and over-investment has led to a catastrophic overcapacity in the solar panel industry leading to solar panel prices falling by more than 80% in […]
June 19, 2013

9 Solar Stories on GWI

Solar News 1) TSMC and Solar Frontier release high efficiency CIGs solar thin film modules with efficiency around 15% 2) GTM sees module costs at just 36c/watt by […]
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 17, 2013

LDK is imploding into irrelevance as Revenue contracts to only $100 million

LDK faces working capital crisis LDK Solar (LDK) which used to be the world’s biggest supplier of solar wafers and was building the biggest polysilicon plant is now contracting […]
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

Major Solar Headlines

1) Renewable Energy limits in Bulgaria. The maximum working capacity of all PV and wind plants on the territory to be limited by 40%. 2) Kuwait to invest […]
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 11, 2013

8 Solar Stories on GWI

Solar News 1) LDK Solar continues to implode with a gargantuan $187 million quarter loss with net margin of -180% 2) Canadian Solar wins a huge 130 MW […]
June 11, 2013

Chinese Companies who stand to benefit from European duties on Chinese Solar Panels

Chinese put pressure on Europe The European Chinese solar trade saga took an important turn when the EU imposed a 11% duty on imports of Chinese […]
June 8, 2013

Major Headlines of Today

1) 2013 Results Out for Major Companies: i) Jinko Solar  ii) Canadian Solar iii) Daqo New Energy 2) LDK Solar Prepares its Earnings Report 3) Japanese […]
June 7, 2013

More than Hundreds of thousands of jobs at stake, following EU's Solar Duties against China

Following my morning story of 11.8% anti dumping duty imposition on China by the EU, it is feared that there will be massive job losses in […]
June 7, 2013

11.8% provisional duty on Chinese produce, temporary relief for Chinese Solar Panel Manufacturers

The Eu-China Trade War We have been writing continuously about the global solar trade wars, covering all the countries involved. Europe started the biggest anti dumping case against China. […]
June 6, 2013

Canadian Solar's System Business is starting to Heat Up

CDB lents $44 million to CSIQ Canadian Solar sought a $44 million loan from the China Development Bank to finance its project in China. It is […]
June 6, 2013

Top Solar Headlines of the day

1) $100 Million Solar Supply Agreement signed between Yingli Green Energy (YGE) and DuPont to build a solar power plant in China. YGE closed at $2.79 on June 5th, down […]
June 6, 2013

Neo Solar and Del Solar Merger for Good – Consolidation the only way to survive

Neo Solar and Del Solar Merger Consolidation in the global solar industry continues at an accelerated pace with companies exiting the solar business, bankruptcies being announced, takeovers […]
June 5, 2013

MEMC to SunEdison why the Change?

MEMC to SunEdison MEMC – the world’s leader in silicon wafer manufacturing has now changed the company name to SunEdison. The shareholders approved of this change at the company’s […]
June 5, 2013

Solar Installations now prone to Theft, will Liquid DNA change the scenario

German Solar Market and the rising Solar theft Germany is the world’s top PV installer, with a solar PV capacity of more than 32.3 GW as of […]
June 4, 2013

Japan to become the world's biggest Solar Market by Revenues

Japan is a country where solar energy is flourishing because of its Government support through generous feed in subsidy. Till 2007 Japan was the leader in Solar […]
June 3, 2013

8 Solar Stories of the Week

Solar News 1) Japan to be the biggest solar market in 2013 with a whopping $20 billion turnover 2) New Jersey’s biggest utility gets the go ahead to […]
May 31, 2013

India should learn from China, Force First Solar and others to set factories in India

China forces Foreign companies to set factories in China China has done a fabulous job in forcing foreign companies to play by its rule in the […]
May 30, 2013

11 Solar Stories of the week

Solar News 1) Japan sees a repeat of the German and Italian solar booms. Can it last? 2) Euro fears drive up prices of Taiwanese solar cells 3) ABB […]
May 30, 2013

Solar Capital Investment to hit a bottom in 2013 reach 2006 levels

 Capital Investment in Solar Industry projected at $2.3 billion in 2013 The solar industry has been sick in the last couple of years as massive over-investment […]
May 29, 2013

Quality Crisis in the $77 billion Solar Industry

Is the quality of Solar Modules compromised today Just when the entire world is getting “solarized“, has crept in another issue regarding the quality standards of […]
May 29, 2013

Europe and China play $27 billion Solar poker game

47% Duty to be imposed by EC Europe and China are playing a high stake poker game with stake value of $27 billion as the European […]
May 28, 2013

Key Solar Developments around the Globe this week

More Solar Plants, Supplies and Leasing Programs around the Globe 1) YGE supplies Solar Panels to largest PV power plant in Malaysia Yingli Green Energy (YGE) […]
May 28, 2013

The Chinese want to manufacture Solar Products in India to escape the looming Anti-dumping Duties

The Indian solar manufacturing industry is running on fumes with 10% capacity utilization. Even the bigger capacity players like Tata Power, Indosolar and Moser Baer are […]
May 27, 2013

Could the Global Solar Market to grow to a stupendous 62 GW by 2018

Global Solar Industry Scenario The global Solar industry has been in a pickle in the last couple of years with a huge number of bankruptcies amid […]