The DRAM Industry has seen a long and painful consolidation with many players going bankrupt and others being gobbled up by bigger companies. Many companies left the DRAM business because of high capital costs, relentless competition and technology upgrades every year. In the last five years only around 10 companies were left from Taiwan, Korea, […]

German Solar Companies Are being pushed out of the solar market they developed by the ruthless assault of Chinese solar panel companies. Already stalwarts of the German solar industry like Q-Cells, Solon etc. have shut down their operations as they see no economic viability. Thousands of solar manufacturing jobs have been lost in the last […]

Japanese Government Gave the go ahead in restarting the nuclear power plants in the country after all the nuclear reactors were shut down post the Fukushima accident. Despite massive protests in the capital city of Tokyo where thousands of people took part, the government remained adamant with the PM dismissed them as noise. Note Germany […]

The news report on Department of Energy informing of Abound Solar demise surprised many people and led to the usual media excitement of Obama’s faulty loans to cleantech companies. However to any solar industry follower it was an expected death and the only surprise was that it took so long. Chinese solar crystalline panel prices […]

Solar Energy Investment in Solar Energy sector jumped by more than 50% y/y to around $150 billion in 2011 with solar projects being built frantically in Germany, Italy and China. Massive oversupply in the solar industry meant that thousands of solar panel companies went bankrupt even as demand surged. The brutal consolidation has continued to […]

United Kingdom is seeing a raft of new Solar Farm projects in the 20-50 MW range even as the solar feed in tariffs have been sharply reduced and in the case of large scale solar farms being capped at 5 MW. This boom has come about by solar developers using the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) […]