Solar Self-consumption in Europe Europe has been instrumental in making solar energy the most cost competitive energy source in the world today. The generous feed-in-tariffs market driven subsidy model introduced by Germany led to an explosive growth of solar demand and supply, eventually leading to the sharp decline in the cost curve and a huge […]

IEA Solar Predictions contradict Growth IEA has consistently been proved wrong while forecasting the growth of solar energy, even since it came out with its yearly forecasts since 2008. Despite being wrong year after year, IEA has failed to correct its methodology and continued to blunder on. It increases its yearly solar energy demand piecemeal […]

The Plight of Indian Solar Manufacturers It is very difficult to understand the mindset and business planning of Indian entrepreneurs given that rationality generally takes a backseat most of the time in their decision making. There have been innumerable cases where Indian corporates have made stupidly dumb decisions regarding their businesses. Overbidding in PPP tenders […]

Floating Solar Power Plants Can be Exported From China China has become the undisputed kind of the green energy industry with the help of massive government support to both industry and installations. All the major government arms such as policy, regulatory, financing, local government etc. have combined to play a major role in China becoming […]

Air Pollution Reduces Energy Payback Period Solar energy has been beating the pants down of all other energy sources. Coal is the worst hit as it was the undisputed king of the power industry with a vast majority of the electricity generating plants in the world using coal as their main fuel source. Despite its […]

Solar plus Storage in India While solar power is making all the headlines today with costs falling far below that of coal and gas based power plants, storage will soon become a major force also. While solar power costs are low, fossil fuel capacity cannot be done away with as solar power is only generated […]