Rooftop Solar Continues To Grow Exponentially In Australia Due to high energy prices and low solar energy prices, Australia has become one of the best places to install rooftop solar energy systems and already 6 GW of solar capacity has been installed in the country. Australia is unique in the solar industry as it is […]

Storage Renewables – Australia Australian utility AGL Energy wants the Australian government to neither extend the life of aging thermal coal power plants nor build new ones. While AGL  agreed to a request from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to extend the life of 1900 MW Liddell coal-fired power plant beyond 2022, it thinks that it […]

High Panel Prices in USA The US solar industry has been closely watching the solar panel case filed by two major solar panel manufacturers in USA (Suniva and Solarworld) to impose sharply higher prices on imports of solar panels. These two companies are looking beyond plain vanilla anti-dumping or safeguard duties but want to impose […]

A Solar Thermal Plant in Australia Australia is planning to build a 110 MW solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta for AU $650 million (USD $510 million). The plant will be built by SolarReserve which is a USA based solar developer.  While many Australian experts are hailing the move, I am completely perplexed why the […]

High Minimum Import Prices for Solar Components The USA solar manufacturers are fighting a last ditch battle to save the solar industry in the USA as two of the biggest solar manufactures Suniva and Solarworld pitch for their petition to impose high minimum import prices for solar cells and modules under Section 201. These two […]

China Solar- Sky is the Limit! It would be an understatement to say that Middle Kingdom has won the battle for the solar industry. Out of the top 10 global solar panel companies, eight are based out of China with the country to host over 50% of the world’s solar panel capacity. Even the solar […]