German Feed in Tariffs Cut Passes with Minor Change The German Solar Feed in Tariff  Cut was finally passed after byzantine twists and turns over a 9 month period.The compromise worked out between the Upper and Lower Houses of German Parliament was finally passed.The new proposal gives a face saving moderation to the cuts over […]

The German Solar Feed in Tariff Reduction got another twist as the Upper House Bundesrat refused to pass the proposal into Law.This threw a spanner into the proposed 16% one time special reduction in Solar FIT which was supposed to be implemented from 1st of July.Note the Bundesrat does not have powers to block the […]

Spanish Government Facing a Tough Fiscal Situation;Plans Green Energy Subsidy Change The Spanish Government has been  facing a tough budgetary situation due to sovereign debt problems afflicting Europe.The government is trying to structurally reform its Energy Sector to make it more competitive and dynamic.Spain has one of the largest  Renewable Energy Capacities in the world […]

Solar Energy in India has the potential to be one of the biggest opportunities in the Energy Sector in the 21st Century.The government’s strong backing through JNNSM and India’s favorable location for Solar Energy is a win-win combination.This coupled with India’s huge energy deficit and scorching growth makes it a no-brainer investment.A number of Indian […]

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 […]

Sharp,the Japanese Zaibatsu known more for its Electronics Products is also the world’s No 1 Company in terms Solar Module Revenues.Sharp has been the solar world leader since the past 4-5 years despite stiff competition recently  from upcoming Chinese Crystalline Solar (c-Si) players and Thin Film Leader First Solar.The Chinese have gained almost 50% of […]