President Obama declared $1.85 Billion in Combined Loan Guarantees to Concentrated Solar Power Giant Abengoa and Cadmium Tellurium startup Abound Solar.These huge guarantees is nothing new as other solar startups like Solyndra and Brightsource Energy have also  received hundreds of million dollars in Loan Guarantees from Department of Energy(DOE).I had written earlier about how US […]

Masdar’s Amorphous Silicon Division in Trouble Masdar, Abu Dhabi owned Green Company plans to build a  Solar Thermal plant called “Shams 1″ near Abu Dhabi. Masdar PV has been in the news recently with the Dismissal of its top executives as its German Thin Film plant is facing trouble.Masdar PV sourced technology and equipment from […]

Acquisitions and Alliances have shown an increasing trend in the Concentrated Solar Thermal (CSP) segment in contrast with the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) segment. However the conditions have been changing in the PV segment making M&A and JVs increasingly attractive in this segment as well.The main factors that are contributing to this rising M&A and Acquisition […]

The Solar Thermal Space or CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) is seeing increasing consolidation with numerous acquisitions and partnerships . There are 3 main reasons for this trend Solar Thermal projects typically are built on a scale of Hundreds of Megawatts requiring large amounts of capital which is typically beyond a startup These CSP Projects also […]

With the Indian government showing its strong intent to install large amounts of solar 20 GW by 2020 and enacting a sort of FIT of 40c/KwH , everyday new companies are making an entry. Areva the French capital goods giant is getting ready to supply thermal equipment to the Indian developers who must be frothing […]