More Solar jobs in USA President Obama in his recent initiative to boost solar energy, announced 75000 new solar jobs. This will be achieved by a new program to train 75000 Americans for solar jobs by 2020, to be launched by the United States’ Department of Energy. The previous target was 50K. A new program [...]

Solar Power versus Utility companies Giant utilities in USA such as Southern Power, Dominion Energy etc. have long been investor favorites due to the regulated nature of the electricity power business, which allows them to earn decently fat returns without doing much. They have got a pretty much captive demand. Their costs are all covered [...]

Why is SCTY a Short? SolarCity(SCTY) is a systems installer company in the US, which it either sells or lease to its customers. The company gave good revenues in the last quarter and was successful in increasing its customer base. However the company’s main area of business is in residential segment and that too concentrates [...]

After the whole roar of US Chinese solar trade wars, the World Trade Organization (WHO) has pointed out that US has violated certain rules of international trading in fixing the duties. As a result of which, US needs to revise the duties so as to be in conformity with international rules of trading. USA had [...]

Residential solar rooftop systems are proliferating in USA and Australia and 10% of all rooftops in Australia already boast of a rooftop solar system. But almost all systems are connected to the grid without energy storage. They have to rely on the electricity grid during the times when the sun is not shining. This has [...]

SolarCity criticized  for siphoning subsidies SolarCity (SCTY) which has become the largest solar residential installer in the USA, has come under frequent criticism of its unethical behavior in milking hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies from the USA government. Its sister concern Tesla run by Elon Musk is also facing the same criticism. One [...]