We all know what happened in Spain in 2008.Due to extremely generous feed in tariffs for solar , installers went on a spree installing 2.5 GW of solar in 6 months compared to the world’s global capacity till date of less  than 20 GW . This led to a sharp revision and crash of the […]

IMS has released the top 10 suppliers of solar panels for 2008-2009.What is striking about the the rankings is that the Chinese solar companies have improved their ranking in the top 10 , all the Japanese companies have had their rankings decreased . The low cost capabilities of the Chinese has led to this change.I […]

One of my pet theories is that they we see a lot of distortions and oppurtunities for arbitrage is because labor is not globalized while capital and trade are . When capital and goods/services with some restrictions can move freely around the globe , there are innumerable restrictions on movement of labor leading to outsourcing. […]

First Solar beat the estimates and the gudiance soundly as it prone to do leading to a major stock rally . The stock went up due to the bearish sentiment plus the large short interest on the stock.However there might be some reasons that the stock might be a relative loser  in the long term […]

The Copenhagen Conference on Climate  Change turned out to be a dud despite the huge media hype and hoopla . But despite indifferent support of climate by world governments , investments in climate change by private sector has increased by leaps and bounds despite the slowdown brought on by the financial crisis.Both wind and solar […]

Orient Green Power Ltd (OGPL), is planning to raise  Rs 900 crore to fund its expansion plans of raising capacity to 1000 MW by 2013 from the less than 200 MW now.Shriram EPC, Bessemer andOlympus Capital are the promoters of this company started in 2007 . From its website OGPL is a leading renewable energy […]