Japanese Solar Inverter Market The boom in the Japanese solar market has completely changed the competitive dynamics of the global solar inverter market. The Japanese solar inverter manufacturers led by Omron have entered the top 10 solar inverter rankings for 2013, displacing the European players. Their rise has been due to: a) Strong growth of [...]

Chinese Companies to open factories in USA to avoid Duties The Chinese companies may look to shift their factories abroad, as major trade partners are imposing new duties and restrictions on Chinese solar product imports. USA is planning to close the loopholes with regards to the anti-dumping and countervailing duties it had imposed on Chinese [...]

Solar Powered Charging Station Just one week before the Earth Day (22nd April), Kyocera installs a 230 kW solar charging station in Japan to charge electric vehicles. Imagine the amount of fuel that will be saved and also the amount of pollution that can be checked by using electric/ solar powered vehicles. We at Greenworldinvestor [...]

Taiwan Solar Industry The Taiwanese solar industry has mostly concentrated on solar cell production, which they supply mainly to the Japanese and Chinese solar companies. Taiwanese earlier used to supply European solar module companies, but they are mostly bankrupt now. Companies such as Gintech, Motech, Neo Solar etc. have now become major suppliers of high [...]

The Chinese Billionaire faces bankruptcy Xiaofeng Peng used to be one of the richest Chinese billionaires in 2008, when his company LDK Solar (LDK) went into an unprecedented expansion spree. The company which concentrated on making solar wafers made grandiose plans to build a huge polysilicon plant. The company took on massive amounts of debt [...]

Investing in solar energy plants is not easy, given the multiple risks that this new form of energy entails. Despite solar energy capacity growing by more than 50% CAGR over the last decade, solar energy still accounts for less than 1% of the global energy demand. The industry is relatively new though with the massive [...]