INDIAN MARKETS

The low cost high quality smartphone market becomes a tough fight between Google and Microsoft

The Smartphone Market The emerging markets are rapidly shifting towards smartphones leaving behind feature phones, with more than half of the mobile phones being sold today being smartphones. This is not a small number at more than 500 million annually. The growth is being primarily driven by the low cost emerging markets such as India,...

SOLAR ENERGY

Owning vs Leasing Solar energy System

Solar energy is getting affordable by each passing day and it is now being argued that owning solar energy system is more beneficial than leasing it. Many builders now offer a built in solar system with their properties. Why we argue in favor of owning a solar energy system Lease agreements are long term contracts...

WIND ENERGY

India plans dramatic changes in Solar and Wind policy – unlimited capacity on fixed FIT for solar and 10 GW annual wind capacity installations

10 GW Wind capacity installation in India India is planning to go in for dramatic changes in its renewable energy policies to boost solar and wind energy capacities in the country. There have been rumors floating around that India may soon come up with a fixed feed in tariff for solar energy with unlimited capacity...

CLIMATE CHANGE

Can the bruising Custom and Dumping duties war be resolved through Environmental Goods Agreement

Environmental Goods Agreement The Environmental Goods Agreement is being negotiated by 14 countries/regions with annual traded value of over $1 trillion, to bring an end to the numerous wars that have broken out between different countries. Solar modules are also part of the 54 goods that are part of this agreement. Most regions are promoting...

GREEN STOCKS

Hanwha Solar deserves to be a part of your Solar Portfolio

Hanwha Solar Q2 2014 Results Hanwha Solar (HSOL) is a vertically integrated solar company in China. HSOL had a production capacity of 800 MW for ingot and wafer, 1.3 GW for cell and 1.5 GW for modules, as on June 30, 2014. The company gave a decent set of Q2 2014 results. The shipments went...

WORLD ECONOMY & MARKETS

Now its time for Schools in New York to get Solarized

Solar Energy Application in NY Schools Solar energy is the best answer to the world for reducing the energy costs and making the world a better place to live in. It is abundant, free of cost and environment friendly. With solar energy reaching grid parity in a number of countries, we see solar energy getting...

TECHNOLOGY

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 Inc. designs construction process for utility scale solar plants by using robotic installation technology, combined with the established construction industry practices. Alion Energy builds utility scale systems about 2x...