India’s federal solar subsidy policy JNNSM Phase 2 will see a shift in emphasis from large solar farms to grid connected solar rooftop and off grid solar projects. Note JNNSM Phase 1  saw 1100 MW of solar projects awarded through a reverse auction over 2 batches in Phase 1. Almost all the solar projects were […]

We have repeatedly highlighted the drawbacks of solar thermal energy vis a vis crystalline solar panel technology. Solar Thermal Plants are getting replaced or mothballed altogether because of the high costs and long build times. India had awarded nearly 500 MW to 5 solar energy developers under JNNSM Phase 1 which were supposed to get […]

Its been a while since Technology Wars were written about in greenworldinvestor . However we could not stop ourselvers into writing about the biggest Technology War currently taking place publicly between Samsung and Apple. Tablets become Ground Zero of Technology Wars as Smartphone becomes  Samsung and Apple Duopoly Consolidation in the technology market is creating Technology […]

Panasonic halts Solar Panel Expansion Panasonic the iconic Japanese conglomerate which manufactures a mind boggling variety of products is facing the same fate as that of Sharp. Note Sharp which is amongst the top 5 global producer of solar panels announced a massive cutback of its solar manufacturing and retreat from Europe. This was done […]

Crowd funding in Solar Energy Solar Energy is the biggest force of energy democratization which allows citizens to become completely independent of the electricity grid. The traditional model of generating power through fossil fuel plants of huge capacities and transmitting this power through the grid to homes and offices is changing due to solar energy. […]

The southern state of Andhra Pradesh is set to soon announce a policy under which it will sign PPAs for 1000 MW of solar energy capacity at a price of Rs 8.2/Kwh (~15c/Kwh). Note Andhra Pradesh Solar energy policy was announced some time ago in which significant concessions were given to solar project developers like […]