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

Indian Solar Manufacturers have something to cheer about as part prices granted duty exemption

Solar Components exempted from Duty in India Indian solar producers who have been decimated by the severe global oversupply and price fall, have finally something to cheer about. The finance minister in his budget has granted excise duty exemption to imports of parts used in manufacture of solar panels. Copper wire, glass and EVA sheet...

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

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

Indian Solar Manufacturers have something to cheer about as part prices granted duty exemption

Solar Components exempted from Duty in India Indian solar producers who have been decimated by the severe global oversupply and price fall, have finally something to cheer about. The finance minister in his budget has granted excise duty exemption to imports of parts used in manufacture of solar panels. Copper wire, glass and EVA sheet...

WORLD ECONOMY & MARKETS

USA wrong in imposing Anti-dumping duties against China

After the whole roar of US Chinese solar trade wars, the World Trade Organization (WHO) has pointed out that US has violated certain rules of international trading in fixing the duties. As a result of which, US needs to revise the duties so as to be in conformity with international rules of trading. USA had...

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...