Solar Rooftop in Bangalore India’s southern IT city of Bangalore may soon see a proliferation of solar rooftop home systems as the distribution utility BESCOM will soon allow “net metering” for its customers. Net Metering is the process of allowing solar rooftop homeowners to sell their excess solar electricity to the grid. This means that [...]

Chinese Companies to open factories in USA to avoid Duties The Chinese companies may look to shift their factories abroad, as major trade partners are imposing new duties and restrictions on Chinese solar product imports. USA is planning to close the loopholes with regards to the anti-dumping and countervailing duties it had imposed on Chinese [...]

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 [...]