Czech Solar Developers Accused The Czech Republic has witnessed the biggest solar boom in the world relative to its economy. The country saw a huge increase in solar installations in 2010 and 2011 as the government gave a generous electricity feed in tariff for solar power generation. This led to almost 2-3 GW of solar [...]

The incompetence of government authorities and bureaucrats around the world continues to surprise me as renewable energy subsidies keep going haywire. The script followed is the same in all the bust countries but others fail to learn from them and keep making those mistakes. Spain was the first country to witness a massive renewable energy [...]

SBI opposes Gujarat’s cut in Solar Feed-in-Tariffs The State Bank of India (SBI) which is India’s largest bank is worried about the effects of a retroactive cut in solar feed in tariffs by Gujarat. The bank has lent to almost 10% of the total solar capacity built in the state under a solar subsidy policy. [...]

India’s western state of Gujarat has been the poster boy of solar energy success in India installing almost 1 GW of solar capacity in a couple of years. The state gave a fixed tariff and a hassle free experience to solar energy developers that attracted more than $2 billion in solar investments. The top Indian [...]

Indian states come around to promoting Solar Rooftop Installations after being fixated on ground mount plants Indian states have finally come around to supporting rooftop solar home plants, instead of just megawatt solar ground farms. Though the support is quite small the beginning is quite auspicious. Note the Indian federal and state governments have this [...]

Indian states are competing with one another in announcing massive solar subsidies through reverse auction tenders. AP had announced a huge 1 GW tender as it tried to beat the massive power crisis affecting the state. However, Indian governance remains a massive problem for Indian development and solar power is no different. We have already [...]