Is the Australian Government Abandoning its Climate and Environment Responsibility The Australian government in its National Energy Guarantee (NEG) plan has given short shrift to renewable energy with a plan of installing only 8% to 36% of power generation projected to come from renewables by 2030. There are no incentives or subsidies for renewables under this scheme. […]

Industrial 4.0, AI and Data Analytics in Solar Manufacturing The Chinese solar companies are rapidly improving their technology and scale of operations further extending their lead over the few remaining non-Chinese solar players. Canadian Solar recently announced that it would become the first company to have a 10 GW+ solar module capacity in 2018. It may be beaten […]

Multi-megawatt Solar Farms – Australia Though the Australian government has almost abandoned its renewable energy target with its New Energy Plan which remains ambiguous towards renewable energy, large companies are planning to build huge multi-megawatt solar farms. A number of companies have announced plans to build large plants. Indian EPC player Sterling and Wilson plans […]

Solar Slowdown in Europe Europe had started the solar energy revolution with high feed-in tariffs allowing the industry to attain scale and reduce costs. However, as large capacities got built in major countries such as Spain and Germany, solar energy capacity growth has declined in the recent year even as the global growth rates have […]

Solar in Australian Commercial and Industrial Segments Solar energy in Australia has mostly taken off due to the feed-in tariffs paid to residential customers installing rooftop solar energy. This has led to more than 20% of Australian households having rooftop solar systems. However, the offtake of solar energy in the industrial and commercial segments has not […]

United Renewable Energy – Taiwan Three of the largest solar cell makers in Taiwan have agreed to merge themselves to form a larger entity which can reap economies of scale and survive the solar industry competition. Taiwanese cells makers such as Motech, Gintech, NSP etc. have always found themselves on a backfoot as they were […]