INDIAN MARKETS

Large European Utilities Aggressively Enter New Energy Services By Gobbling Up Startups

Companies facing disruption from RE European utilities have been the first utilities to face disruption from renewable energy with many of them seeing their share prices and earnings plummet, with renewable energy penetration ramping up rapidly in many of the European countries like Germany, Denmark, Spain, UK etc. These companies realize the danger to the traditional...

SOLAR ENERGY

New Energy Storage Giant Fluence Takes Shape On Complex Energy Management Needs

Fluence – A JV in Energy Storage Space Energy storage is going to be one of the fastest growing spaces in the energy space and major companies are already jostling for a piece of this massively growing pie. AES Corp. (NYSE:AES) which has a first mover advantage in the utility energy storage area has teamed...

WIND ENERGY

Indian Wind Players Face A Bleak Future As Orders Crash – Time To Get Out

State of Wind Energy in India remains dismal even after a record-breaking 2016! While Indian wind energy industry is looked upon as one of the bright spots in a world where growth is slowing, I hold a different view. Even as foreign equipment suppliers rush into India, attracted by the record breaking 5 GW of...

CLIMATE CHANGE

India’s Solar Prices Hit 5.5 cents In New Auction But Downward Trend Remains Intact

Indian Solar Prices The Indian solar prices hit an all-time record low of INR 2.44/kWh or around 3.8 cents last month for a solar park in the desert state of Rajasthan. This brought a major paradigm change for India’s energy sector, as solar has become much cheaper than all other sources of energy even coal....

GREEN STOCKS

Community Solar Takes Off In The US with New York Leading The Way

Community Solar In U.S. Falling solar costs have led to an explosion of solar energy growth across the world with the USA being no exception. It has become the second largest market in the world with more than 10 GW installed. Most of this growth has come through large utility scale solar farms in the southern...

WORLD ECONOMY & MARKETS

Sonnen’s “Flat Price Electricity” Further Disrupts Electricity Market In Australia

Electricity Market Disruption in Australia The Australian electricity market has seen a massive surge in rooftop solar energy systems in the past few years with almost 20% of the Australian households owning a solar panel system making it the highest penetrated rooftop solar country in the world. Australian utilities have been facing a big disruption...

TECHNOLOGY

Solar Air Conditioners Become Mainstream With Launch of INR 90,000 Product From Videocon

Solar AC in for INR 90,000 in India Solar products have remained niche entities till now as companies have not produced or marketed them effectively in the Indian market. Most of the solar products such as solar lamps and solar street lights are sold through government programs and there is hardly a big enough private...