INDIAN MARKETS

Stalled Indian thermal power and steel plants look to solar power for success

The Indian industry has seen solar power emerge as the fastest growing sunrise sector, with the government pushing through billions of dollars in tender this year. Every major Indian business group is getting involved in developing solar projects, with scores of foreign investors getting into the game as well. This has led to a huge...

SOLAR ENERGY

Erstwhile hero of solar polysilicon industry turns to a zero due to China’s anti-dumping duty on USA

Hard Times for REC Silicon REC Silicon, which is a Norwegian company has turned an unlikely victim of a China USA trade war on solar products. REC was one of the leaders of the polysilicon industry with a leading marketshare in the sale of polysilicon, which is used to make solar cells. The company had...

WIND ENERGY

Indian Wind Energy Sector buffeted by multiple threats

India wind energy will suffer The Indian wind energy sector which did spectacularly well in the first decade of this century, cannot catch a break in the second decade it seems. The industry has been facing multiple issues which have stalled the growth rate for this RE technology. In the earlier years the wind turbine...

CLIMATE CHANGE

Guide to buying Air Purifiers in India

Important points to consider before buying Air Purifier in India With rising levels of pollution and increasing threats to health from the diseases caused, people are resorting to air purifiers to breathe in clean air. I recently bought one for my home too. There are ample air purifier choices available in the market today, which...

GREEN STOCKS

China misses its 2015 target by 15%, but still remains the largest source of global demand

China largest Solar Hub China remains the world’s largest source of solar panel demand, despite missing its 2015 target of 17.8 GW by almost 15%. The Middle Kingdom has also become the country with the largest installed capacity of solar energy, overtaking Germany last year with 43 GW of total solar installations. Germany in comparison...

WORLD ECONOMY & MARKETS

Is the world going to Nuts – Negative interest rates by a major central bank

Negative Interest Rates Negative interest rates sounds crazy and I would never even have thought about it, but now it has become a reality. When you hold your current consumption by saving capital, you are expected to get something in return for this sacrifice. This is usually in the form of an interest you get...

TECHNOLOGY

Why millions of workers continue to face a bleak future in India

Things are looking bleaker and bleaker for workers in two of the world’s largest nations India and China. Not only are rapid technological changes reducing the employment prospects of semi-skilled and unskilled workers around the world, but now a global economic slowdown threatens further hardships on the worker class. Rapid technological change in robotics, Artificial...