Why Polysilicon Producers Are Facing Issues The whole solar supply chain has been hit in the last few months as overcapacity and lower demand has formed a deadly cocktail for the industry.  As per Bernreuter Research, the industry saw a huge increase in capacity to more than 350,000 tons in 2015 growing almost by 15% […]

Affect of Demonetization on Indian Solar Industry The largely cash driven economy of India has seen a major hiccup in transactions after a landmark move by the government to replace all INR 500 and INR 1000 notes. With a large part of the economy trading in the black/grey zone, many industries have seen a serious […]

Solar Power Plant on Ukraine’s Wasteland The Chernobyl nuclear disaster had laid waste to a large swathe of land in Ukraine which has been lying unused since that time almost 30 years ago. Nuclear energy as we have written is a very useful source of energy but has tail risks which just have too great […]

FSLR Plans to Launch a Super Large And Cheap Solar Panel Western solar manufacturers face an existential crisis almost every few years, as the Chiense solar industry ramps up capacity at an exponential phase leading to an unexpectedly massive decrease in solar panel costs. The last downturn in 2012 had weeded out most of the […]

Global Overcapacity in Solar Industry Unlike the last downturn, large Chinese solar companies such as Canadian Solar, JA Solar, Hanwha Q-Cells and Jinko Solar have reported stellar results with gross margins in the mid teens level. This is in sharp contrast to the Taiwanese and western companies that are reporting large losses. A global manufacturing […]

India’s Adani conglomerate is looking to build a portfolio of 1500 MW of solar power capacity in Australia and is already in advanced stages to build two larges grid scale solar utility projects in that country. The company has been facing a huge amount of delay in getting approvals for developing the giant multi-billion dollar […]