During the early parts of the century, Japanese companies such as Sanyo, Panasonic, and Mitsubishi along with Sharp were the dominant manufacturers of solar products globally due to the early growth of the Japanese solar market. These companies with their traditional technology strengths easily entered the solar industry and till now were the leaders in […]

Chinese solar company Longi has transformed the global solar industry by managing to produce monocrystalline solar ingots and wafers at a much lower cost than the overall industry and has almost single-handedly transformed the industry’s dominant technology. The company has been rapidly expanding capacity to take advantage of its low-cost production process and currently has […]

India’s western state of Rajasthan has the most abundant solar resource in India with large tracts of low-cost land with high solar insolation available. The state has now come out with a new solar energy policy where it has set a target of 30000 MW by 2025 building upon the 5 GW of existing solar […]

The upstream part of the solar supply chain was the only part where Chinese companies were not dominating the market completely. Due to the complex chemical processes of making high-grade polysilicon, Chinese companies imported large quantities of pure grade silicon from Germany, the USA, and Korea. The initial years of the solar boom had led […]

Australia like most of the Anglo Saxon countries such as the USA and Canada have been extremely reluctant to make meaningful contributions towards the fight against climate change. Despite the populations in these countries pushing their policymakers to move more strongly against the defining crisis of mankind, the politicians have not done really much. Austalia […]

Sad State of Rooftop Solar in Indian States The Indian rooftop solar sector has been growing by leaps and bounds despite the Indian power distribution utilities reluctant to promote this technology. The massive difference in cost between the rooftop solar power and the price paid by Indian industrial and commercial customers have made it irresistible. […]