The long-awaited grid parity had arrived in the last couple of years in multiple places such as India where both solar and wind prices are now below that of fossil fuel power prices. This is not multiplying to other places and situations as the prices of solar technology continue to trend lower and lower each […]

The Indian manufacturing industry has seen numerous bankruptcies and closures over the last few years as predatory pricing from Chinese solar panel giants led to massive price erosion for solar products. The Indian government in its usual muddle-headed policymaking failed to take cognizance in time, only focusing on reducing solar power costs without worrying about […]

China’s industrial strategy of dominating new industries through massive state support in the form of billions of dollars in loans and subsidies has ensured that it has become the dominating global force in these industries. The country through its state apparatus ensures that multiple companies fight it out viciously amongst each other leading to lower […]

The polysilicon industry saw huge profits in the early days of the solar industry with a few players and limited supply. The price of polysilicon on the spot market reached as high as $400/kg, while the prices in the contract market were only $60-80/kg. In those days, solar cell and module manufacturers which had long […]

The USA China trade war has ratcheted up in the last 18 months with USA imposing more and more duties on Chinese imports which has itself been retaliating in a small measure with duties on imports of USA agricultural and energy products. The solar industry has been affected by the trade war much before it […]

The world has become somewhat immune to the repeated news chatter of a new record low in solar prices. Given last year, almost every month used to bring another record in solar auctions conducted around the world (Mexico, Saudi Arabia, USA, etc.), solar auction prices had become run of the mill with no one paying […]