Solarworld which was the largest maker of solar panels in the US and one of the largest in Europe has left the western governments a bit shell shocked. This comes shortly after another major bankruptcy of Suniva which was a big manufacturer of solar cells and panels. Suniva after its bankruptcy declaration had asked that the […]

Success Of Tesla Solar Integration Highly Doubtful It was a no-brainer that buying SolarCity would be a huge mistake for Tesla. The business model for SolarCity and other solar rooftop installers in the U.S. was broken at the time Tesla bought the company. The only reason that the company was bought out was that the owner […]

Beamreach Solar Goes Kaput Super low-cost capital and massive continued support from the government has made Chinese solar industry the unrivalled czar of the global solar industry. China controls almost 70% of the global solar panel industry with smaller Asian nations making up the rest. The USA which used to be a technology leader has […]

Oklahoma Stalls EV Growth By Imposing A $100 Tax The oil and gas lobby is at war on multiple fronts with renewable energy and electric vehicles. The stone age did not end with the exhaustion of stones for use, and the oil and gas age will not add with the depletion of all the oil […]

Solar Boom In The U.S. The world’s 2nd largest market USA saw a massive growth of 95% in 2016 with more than 14 GW of solar energy capacity installed. This meant that solar energy beat all other energy sources such as coal, gas and wind in terms of megawatts installed. Falling solar costs has meant […]

Will Coal Stay in US? Even as the whole world tries to increase the solar and wind energy penetration in their power industry to stop the problem of pollution and climate change, the U.S. state of Wyoming is taking a radically different change. The state has brought a bill which would prohibit utilities from buying […]