Solar Power Plant on Ukraine’s Wasteland The Chernobyl nuclear disaster had laid waste to a large swathe of land in Ukraine which has been lying unused since that time almost 30 years ago. Nuclear energy as we have written is a very useful source of energy but has tail risks which just have too great […]

Global Overcapacity in Solar Industry Unlike the last downturn, large Chinese solar companies such as Canadian Solar, JA Solar, Hanwha Q-Cells and Jinko Solar have reported stellar results with gross margins in the mid teens level. This is in sharp contrast to the Taiwanese and western companies that are reporting large losses. A global manufacturing […]

India’s Adani conglomerate is looking to build a portfolio of 1500 MW of solar power capacity in Australia and is already in advanced stages to build two larges grid scale solar utility projects in that country. The company has been facing a huge amount of delay in getting approvals for developing the giant multi-billion dollar […]

Where will Solar Industry Go From Here… Solar energy has been witnessing an overwhelming response from all around the world. The technology has not only been successful on grounds of its green credentials, but also a sharp decline in its prices. The solar panel prices have plunged almost 40% in the past few quarters. Much […]

Solar Slowdown in China The Chinese government is reportedly cutting its target for solar capacity additions from 150 GW in 2020 to just 110 GW. The main reasons for the cutting in my view are: 1) Grid constraints as there is not enough power lines from the main western producing regions of China such as […]

Falling Sales for Solar Companies in China China remains the biggest driver for renewable energy demand whether it is solar or wind energy. China installed a gargantuan 30 GW of wind energy and over 15 GW of solar energy in 2015 making it by far the largest installer of renewable energy capacity in the world. […]