The Indian states have been building large amount of solar capacity through the reverse auction process of giving out solar power farms to developers. The prices have been quite low for these ground mounted farms and Punjab managed to get bids of 13-14c/Kwh for the 250 MW of capacity it gave out to developers. Read […]

Su-kam to acquire a solar panel company The Indian solar panel manufacturers are a sorry lot as global overcapacity in solar modules has meant that they are operating at 10-20% utilization. Despite their repeated pleas, the Indian government has not imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of foreign solar panels. This has meant that global solar […]

Solar Industry research is quite abysmal especially in India where research agencies and market analysts have very little clue of what’s going on in the global solar industry. They are not only unaware of the current state, they have absolutely no clue about the future. However the mainstream media which is equally clueless keeps churning […]

Solar in India Solar Energy in India was thought to be one of the most exciting growth industries in the world. While the current state of the Indian solar panel manufacturing industry could easily be predicted a couple of years ago, it seems that the industry is facing the reality only now when their utilization […]

Indian states continue to award solar power projects to big developers like Welspun Energy, Moser Baer and others despite shoddy performance by big power developers. Tata Power which is India’s biggest power utility in the private sector recently wrote a letter to numerous top officials recommending that the company be blacklisted from       […]

While US Solar Installers are making Hay while the Chinese Solar Panel Companies flood the world with super cheap solar modules,Western solar manufacturers are being killed at an astounding rate.The second biggest thin film solar panel company in the US United Solar Ovonic has gone belly up.The company was fighting a losing batter as the more efficient crystalline solar panel prices went below its production cost.The company had tried to fight in a the niche of BIPV solar panel market but could not survice. After First Solar,Energy Conversion Devices seemed the mostly likely viable company in Thin Film Technology.After a few quarters of profits in 2008,the company went into the red as its flexible a-Si modules failed to cut costs as fast as others.It has been shutting factories in the US and shifting to low cost locations.