INDIAN MARKETS

Indian newspapers nothing more than Admags – Quality of content touches new lows

Indian Journalism The quality of journalism in India is quite low with most newspaper groups just writing to make ad revenues, instead of the other way around. Some of the material in the articles is of such dubious and fake quality that it makes me cringe most of the times. Compared to these, the quality...

SOLAR ENERGY

Solar Progress Partnership – An important alliance between Solar Developers and Utilities

Solar Progress Partnership Major solar companies like SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), SolarCity, SunEdison together with six New York utilities (Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., Con Ed, National Grid, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG), and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E)), filed a joint proposal for a transition from the...

WIND ENERGY

Muddled policy and poor implementation leads to stranding of 550 MW wind power in Maharashtra

The Indian renewable energy sector faces unique and difficult challenges, as it tries to achieve a 175 GW capacity by 2022. This involves a rapid growth in an environment which still has uncertain policies, contradicting regulations and red tape from government officials. Power being a highly regulated sector, with involvement of multiple government organizations faces...

CLIMATE CHANGE

Why Saudi Arabia has a bleak future

Saudi Arabia might face a downturn with falling Oil Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest exporter of oil and gas products and has been so for a long time. The country’s vast cheap reserves of oil has made it one of the richest countries in the world, despite a pathetic human rights record, a despotic...

GREEN STOCKS

First Solar – Strong Buy after recent Q1’16 Results

First Solar Q1’16 Results First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) gave another good set of results for Q1’16 with improved operational results and potential bookings. Though the levels of debt have increased, it is far below the levels reached by SunEdison. Investors may be concerned given the recent SunEdison bankruptcy filing, low number of bookings by FSLR during...

WORLD ECONOMY & MARKETS

Solar Progress Partnership – An important alliance between Solar Developers and Utilities

Solar Progress Partnership Major solar companies like SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), SolarCity, SunEdison together with six New York utilities (Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., Con Ed, National Grid, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG), and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E)), filed a joint proposal for a transition from the...

TECHNOLOGY

Luxury/ Expensive Smartphones in India – Top Picks 2016

The Indian Smartphone Industry – 2016 India has become the second largest market for smartphones, beating USA. India has a large growing population, with increasing demand for smartphones. India has a huge potential for this industry, with the smartphone penetration still below 30%. Samsung was the largest vendor for smartphones in India. Micromax, Lenovo, Intex...