Solar Energy Brazil It has been puzzling why solar energy is not growing in Brazil, as the country has high solar radiation and high electricity prices. Brazil is an ideal place for solar energy to boom, however growth has been anemic compared to other BRICs nation such as China, India and South Africa. Brazil suffers [...]

Yieldcos TerraForm, the yieldco formed by spinning of the solar assets of SunEdison (SUNE) has seen a tremendous response to its IPO. The company raised more money at a higher price as investors have made a beeline to buy the stock of this company. Yieldcos are a new financing vehicle for solar farms, which have [...]

Solar Components exempted from Duty in India Indian solar producers who have been decimated by the severe global oversupply and price fall, have finally something to cheer about. The finance minister in his budget has granted excise duty exemption to imports of parts used in manufacture of solar panels. Copper wire, glass and EVA sheet [...]

Environmental Goods Agreement The Environmental Goods Agreement is being negotiated by 14 countries/regions with annual traded value of over $1 trillion, to bring an end to the numerous wars that have broken out between different countries. Solar modules are also part of the 54 goods that are part of this agreement. Most regions are promoting [...]

Solar Module prices slash Solar module prices are declining sharply in global markets as the US-China anti–dumping tussle has led to stagnating demand and a build-up in inventory. Module prices have gone down to as low as 55c/watt from around 60-62c/watt, while solar cell prices are down to 35c/watt from around 40c/watt. Taiwanese companies are [...]

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 [...]