Solar Industry

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 14, 2012

Best Solar & Clean Energy Websites – Private & Government

Solar and Clean energy is the need of the hour. These are energy efficient and eco-friendly ways that help greatly in energy conservation and are also […]
December 13, 2012

Will High Efficiency Low Cost Solar Cells Strategy allow Silveo to take on Bigger Rivals?

Silveo entering the Solar Market Amongst the solar carnage, a US solar startup is planning to increase the capacity of its solar panels. While established as […]
December 13, 2012

12 Top Solar Stories!

1) US solar installations to grow by almost 60% in 2012 over 2011 making it the 3rd largest country 2) After utility scale solar plants, Softbank […]
December 4, 2012

12 Solar Stories!

1) Manz cuts jobs as solar equipment orders drop by 80% 2) Amorphous Silicon Panel US startup and AMAT Customer Signet Solar goes into Chapter 11 […]
November 27, 2012

Top 12 Solar Stories!

1. India’s state of Bihar plans to boost solar power plants on wastelands, Chief Minister of the state installs solar panels on his residence 2. Seeing […]
November 23, 2012

Solar Equipment Suppliers have no orders as industry needs many years to absorb overcapacity

Bad Times – Solar Equipment Industry To say that Solar Equipment Suppliers to solar panel makers like Trina, Yingli are going through bad times is an […]
November 23, 2012

Romania becomes Solar boom country as Chinese Solar Panel makes descend

Solar Boom in Romania Solar booms inspired by large solar subsidies are a regular feature in the solar industry. The story line is the same where […]
November 22, 2012

Top 10 Solar Stories!

1. European solar wafer maker PY Crystalox thinks about shutting operation and returning cash to investors 2. Jinko Solar manages a 9.9% Gross Margin even as […]
November 19, 2012

12 Must Read Solar Stories!

1. 2000 MW ground mounted solar farm proposed in Kazakhstan with first phase of just 24 MW ( given the Ukrainian farms I would not discount […]