Even before the election of Donald Trump, solar energy had witnessed a war between the USA and China with both countries having imposed anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties on each other. The USA started the war by imposing duties on imports of Chinese solar cells and panels which was followed by China putting stiff duties on […]

The solar capacity additions in China dropped to just 30 GW down from around 45 GW in 2018. The 30 GW was also much ahead of forecasts as almost 40% of the year’s entire total capacity got added in December of 2019 itself. China peaked at 53 GW in 2018 and since then the total […]

The rise of green parties in Europe has had a hugely positive effect on the fight against climate change. Countries such as Germany, Austria, and others have seen green parties become part of the government and push their agenda to fight global warming and increase the share of renewable energy. Austria recently saw the election […]

The Indian government imposed safeguard duties as high as 25% on imports of solar cells and panels to protect its domestic industry which was getting bankrupted by the import of millions of cheap solar panels from China. After WTO stopped the domestic content requirements (DCR) clause in domestic solar procurement tenders, the government imposed the […]

Thin film technology in the early parts of the decade was looked upon as a competitor for crystalline silicon solar technology. However, the rapid scale-up and reducing costs of silicon solar technology made many of the thin film startups go bust one by one, as they could not climb up the technology curve fast enough. […]

BEE Energy Ratings For Solar Panels One of the few major Indian successes in the energy efficiency (EE) sector has been the energy star ratings started by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) which is the nodal agency for defining policies and standards in the field of EE. In the past five years, BEE has […]