China instals 25% of Global Solar Energy China missed its 12 GW solar installation target for 2014, as it only managed to install 2 GW of distributed solar capacity for 10.6 GW of overall solar energy capacity. While large scale solar farms met their target of 8 GW, distributed solar energy could not catch up. [...]

Effects of Anti-Dumping Duties Trade wars are generally counterproductive, as they lead to more losses than gains in general. USA and China have been battling it out in the solar products for around 3 years now, with brutal losses in both sides. It has increased inefficiency and costs on both sides as Chinese producers look [...]

Japan to overtake China China had a target to install 14 GW of solar power by 2014. However the country has suffered from delays in solar projects currently, while Japan is fast treading towards solar goal of 10.3 – 11.9 GW solar installations. China is currently focusing more on rooftop installations. It plans to have [...]

Effect of US Duties on Taiwan Cell Manufacturers Taiwanese solar cell producers have been the worst affected victims of the US sanctions on Chinese and Taiwanese made solar cells. Big Taiwanese companies such as Motech, Gintech and NeoSolar were seeing large sales growth, as Chinese panel producers outsourced cell production to Taiwan in order to [...]

Investing in China Investing in China has never been an easy proposition whether it is public market investors or private equity investors. Massive frauds have been exposed in China which has led to billions of dollars of losses for investors. For Chinese and other developing market investors (like India), frauds and losses come with the [...]

The US and European sanctions on Chinese solar panel imports have distorted the global solar supply chain and led to inefficient value chains. China circumvented the first round of US solar duties by procuring solar cells from Taiwan. But as the second round of US sanctions plugged this loophole, new loopholes are being researched. Taiwanese [...]