Rooftop Solar in Hawaii Hawaii is seeing some solar outburst with nearly 12% of Hawaiian homes bearing rooftop solar panels, according to the Federal Energy Information Administration. The high cost of electricity from utilities and several advantages of rooftop solar has forced the citizens to move to solar energy. Other states like California, Arizona, Japan and [...]

Apple and SunPower to build solar plants in China The technological giant Apple makes another move towards solar energy. The company is thinking of supporting the construction of solar projects in China with SunPower Corp. Almost all of Apple’s data centers are powered by renewable energy. Recently Apple also joined hands with First Solar investing [...]

Polysilicon Prices Since the imposition of anti-dumping duties on polysilicon imported from Europe, USA and South Korea by China, the polysilicon has become cheaper elsewhere. The suppliers have lowered the polysilicon prices, as a result of rise in their inventory levels. These duties came after the USA imposing duties on solar panels imports from China [...]

Vikram Solar collaborates with European Companies Vikram Solar an Indian PV module manufacturer headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal is now extending its production capacity to include solar cells as well. The company’s manufacturing plant has a 150 MW installed capacity, spread across 40,000 sq ft area in Falta, West Bengal. It manufactures modules for both [...]

NextEra to merge with Hawaiin Electric Industries NextEra Energy is a leading renewable energy provider, focusing on wind and solar energy in North America. It reported consolidated revenues of ~$17 billion with 44,900MW of generating capacity in 2014. The company has now decided to merge with Hawaiin Electric Industries and has also received approval from [...]

SolarEdge IPO SolarEdge deals in the solar electronics industry. It is a solar  microinverter company, that optimizes the power from solar panels. The company designs inverters that maximize power generation at the individual PV module level, while lowering the cost of energy. The company has presence in residential, commercial and utility markets. SolarEdge occupies an [...]