Is the Auto Industry in Danger? The rise of the autonomous, electric vehicle technology along with the sharing economy started by Uber is going to have a huge transformative change on the auto industry which is one of the biggest industries globally. This trillion plus dollar industry has not changed a lot in the last […]

Battery Swapping for EVs in India India has an ambitious plan of completely electrifying its transport fleet by 2030. However, the gap between its target versus the ground reality is huge. The country barely sold 20,000 EVs last year compared to the hundreds of thousands of hybrid and electric vehicles being sold in China and […]

Second-hand Lithium Energy Storage Major automobile makers will soon have megawatt hours of second-hand lithium energy storage in inventory as the demand and penetration for electric vehicles and hybrids pick up globally. With the costs of EVs going down with increasing scale and with government support, ¬†with Bloomberg predicting that 35% of new vehicles sold […]

Solar Self-consumption in Europe Europe has been instrumental in making solar energy the most cost competitive energy source in the world today. The generous feed-in-tariffs market driven subsidy model introduced by Germany led to an explosive growth of solar demand and supply, eventually leading to the sharp decline in the cost curve and a huge […]

IEA Solar Predictions contradict Growth IEA has consistently been proved wrong while forecasting the growth of solar energy, even since it came out with its yearly forecasts since 2008. Despite being wrong year after year, IEA has failed to correct its methodology and continued to blunder on. It increases its yearly solar energy demand piecemeal […]

The Plight of Indian Solar Manufacturers It is very difficult to understand the mindset and business planning of Indian entrepreneurs given that rationality generally takes a backseat most of the time in their decision making. There have been innumerable cases where Indian corporates have made stupidly dumb decisions regarding their businesses. Overbidding in PPP tenders […]