INDIAN MARKETS

Private Equity Industry in India goes through a Gut Churning Downsizing

Private Equity Industry in India The private equity industry in India saw a massive boom like other financial sectors in the boom years of 2005-2008. While major investment banking sectors such as research, M&A etc. saw a huge recession in 2009, the private equity industry came out relatively unscathed due to the long term locked nature of...

SOLAR ENERGY

United Photovoltaics emerges as the top Solar Farm player in China

United Photovoltaics has started to emerge as the top solar farm company in China, aggressively buying up solar farms in the country. The company which was known as Goldpoly earlier has shifted its focus from solar panel manufacturing to becoming a large solar utility company. The company has gone on a buying spree locking up...

WIND ENERGY

Indian government looks to reinvigorate the flagging Wind Energy sector through NWEM and Offshore Wind Energy Agency

The Indian wind industry has been in doldrums in recent times, with the removal of long standing accelerated depreciation subsidy as well as the removal of generation based incentives. This coupled with inadequate transmission capacities has made wind energy slow down considerably. While GBI has been reintroduced, the animal spirits are missing in the wind...

CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate Change to impact everybody according to IPCC

Climate Change Climate Change is going to impact everybody according to the latest IPCC report on global warming and climate change. The group’s report in 2014 about climate change says that extreme weather events will increase and crop yields will be adversely affected with the 1 degree Celsius rise in temperature. One off changes to...

GREEN STOCKS

Chinese companies look to set up US Solar Factories to escape the Anti-dumping Duties

Chinese Companies to open factories in USA to avoid Duties The Chinese companies may look to shift their factories abroad, as major trade partners are imposing new duties and restrictions on Chinese solar product imports. USA is planning to close the loopholes with regards to the anti-dumping and countervailing duties it had imposed on Chinese...

WORLD ECONOMY & MARKETS

Japanese Solar Inverter Makers displace Europeans in global rankings

Japanese Solar Inverter Market The boom in the Japanese solar market has completely changed the competitive dynamics of the global solar inverter market. The Japanese solar inverter manufacturers led by Omron have entered the top 10 solar inverter rankings for 2013, displacing the European players. Their rise has been due to: a) Strong growth of...

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...