IREDA to finance Solar Energy India’s main renewable energy funding agency IREDA is going to shift its focus towards solar energy as the country has made extremely ambitious plans to install multiple gigawatts of solar energy. IREDA has already raised its equity capital base and is set to increase its funding from different national and [...]

Solar demand 2015 The solar industry has grown at a torrid pace in the last 5 years, growing from 8 GW per year to more than 40 GW last year as major countries such as China, Japan and USA ramped up their demand through proactive subsidy polices. So even as European demand declined sharply, these [...]

India to instal 100 GW solar capacity The Indian power minister recently said that the Indian government is going to raise its solar energy target dramatically from 20 GW in 2022 to 100 GW. This is a massive target increase. To give some context, the total global solar capacity installed by 2013 was 100 GW. [...]

Effect of US Anti-Dumping duties on China & Taiwan The US anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese and Taiwanese solar products has upended the global solar supply chain with manufacturers of both these countries setting / shifting factories in locations other than these two countries. We have already written about how Taiwanese cell makers are [...]

Effect of US Duties on Taiwan Cell Manufacturers Taiwanese solar cell producers have been the worst affected victims of the US sanctions on Chinese and Taiwanese made solar cells. Big Taiwanese companies such as Motech, Gintech and NeoSolar were seeing large sales growth, as Chinese panel producers outsourced cell production to Taiwan in order to [...]

SunPower acquires SolarBridge Solar companies continue to expand into different areas as the industry moves more and more into an energy providing service, rather than product sales. Some of the solar panel companies such as Renesola (SOL) already sell mounting systems, microinverters etc. Now others such as SunPower (SPWR) are too moving into the BOS [...]