1366 Technologies to ramp up Wafer Manufacturing Crystalline silicon technology has taken over the solar industry decimating other technologies such as CIGs, a-Si, solar thermal technology etc. Other technologies have become niche ones with a limited market and a limited number of players. Crsytalline silicon technology has also seen its supply chain get standardized with […]

Total to acquire Saft While most large oil and gas majors such as BP and Shell have abandoned their solar energy plans, French giant Total has been expanding its solar play. It bought Sunpower a few years ago to a make a big entry into the solar power sector. It has been helping Sunpower expand […]

Solar Rooftop – Karnataka India‚Äôs southern state of Karnataka had come out with very attractive feed in tariffs for rooftop solar projects, offering more than 13 cents/kWh for rooftop solar projects. This has made the IRR very high, given the low equipment and project installation costs of solar projects in India. The INR 9.56/kWh tariff […]

Solar powered Garden/ Outdoor Lights in India Solar energy is getting popular each day and is increasingly finding applications in all spheres of life. I have already written a lot about various solar products including solar panels, solar inverters, solar chargers, solar water pumps etc. Today I would like to write about these solar products […]

Update on Google Sunroof Google Sunroof project is rapidly gaining traction in the US market, having reached 20 US metro markets in January 2016, from merely 3 cities when launched in August 2015. Currently the project has expanded to reach 42 states, with the aim of reaching all 50 states in the near future. Google […]

Investing in Solar Industry Today Solar installations in USA is growing fast, with IHS predicting 15GW of USA solar installations in 2016. Even during the last year, USA achieved a record 7.3 GW installations. This is enough to power more than 5 million homes. Developing countries like India is also targeting to achieve 100 GW […]