Suzlon was long regarded as the poster boy of India’s renewable energy industry. The company in its heyday used to be amongst the world’s top 5 wind turbine equipment producers, with billions of dollars in revenue. However expensive acquisitions, poor execution and strong competition from Chinese WTG companies made Suzlon’s life hell over the last [...]

Trina and Yingli revise their Q1 2014 shipment projections downward Both Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE) are big names in the solar industry today. They performed quite well in Q4 2013 with big shipment numbers. While Trina achieved a 2.58 GW shipment, Yingli achieved a target of ~3,234 MW in 2013. Both [...]

ABB has become the latest electrical giant to launch agri solar water pumps for the Indian market. The company follows other big global giants such as Schnieder and Toshiba to grab a piece of this billion dollar opportunity. Solar investors generally look at solar panel installations, while investing in the solar story. However, other applications [...]

The Chinese Billionaire faces bankruptcy Xiaofeng Peng used to be one of the richest Chinese billionaires in 2008, when his company LDK Solar (LDK) went into an unprecedented expansion spree. The company which concentrated on making solar wafers made grandiose plans to build a huge polysilicon plant. The company took on massive amounts of debt [...]

India has been mostly concentrating its subsidies on large ground mounted grid connected solar plants, with federal and state subsidies going to these installations. There has been success in sharply reducing the cost of these grid connected plants to around $1.1-1.3/watt, as solar component costs have plummeted. However rooftop solar plants in India remain a [...]

We at Greenworldivnestor have written many times that SMA Solar is a bad story to invest in, given the major structural changes that have taken place in the solar energy inverter industry. SMA Solar, which still continues to be the largest solar inverter manufacturer in the world despite 5 years of marketshare losses, has produced [...]