First Solar sells Assets at Loss We have been consistently bearish on First Solar during the entire rally of the solar sector in the last one year because we think that the company’s technology is non-competitive with the mainstream crystalline silicon technology. It does not take a rocket scientist to compare the costs and efficiency [...]

Thin Film Share to Plunge Further We in Greenworldinvestor have been saying for a long time that thin film PV solar is a losing investment. There have been numerous bankruptcies during the last major downturn in 2008; and this time has been even worse. Most of the thin film startups have gone belly up and [...]

My last article on GE-FSLR collaboration raised many readers’ doubts about why I think this agreement will not be very fruitful. Hence here goes another article to further emphasize on my stance. Cadmium Tellerium technology which has been made popular by First Solar (FSLR) is in imminent danger of being made obsolete by the huge [...]

FSLR acquires GE’s Thin Film technology First Solar is the world’s leading producers of solar panels with a solar panel technology that differs from almost all of its competitors. First Solar Solar Panels use Cadmium-Tellurium Thin Film Solar technology, while the majority of the Solar Industry uses Crystalline Silicon Technology. Despite stiff competition from the silicon technology and [...]

The State of Indian Solar Industry This headline may seem a bit dramatic but that is the current reality being faced by the Indian industry today. The main reasons being: a) low cost competition from China and b) thin film solar panels by First Solar (FSLR), which have battered the small Indian manufacturers. India’s total [...]

China forces Foreign companies to set factories in China China has done a fabulous job in forcing foreign companies to play by its rule in the past. The government there has allowed foreigners the access to its huge market, in return for setting up factories and research centers in the country. It has fostered firms [...]