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 […]

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. […]

Huawei has become the poster boy or rather the whipping boy of the US-China trade war with the USA going hammer and tongs against the Chinese giant and the way it operates. USA has almost banned Huawei from supplying its telecom equipment in the USA and is also trying to persuade other countries to stop […]

EVs in India The Indian solar industry is dominated by Chinese solar companies which push huge amounts of cheap solar products into the country which has driven the domestic manufacturing into the ground. This has been the common modus operandi of Chinese companies not only in the solar industry but even in other industries where […]

China’s industrial strategy of dominating new industries through massive state support in the form of billions of dollars in loans and subsidies has ensured that it has become the dominating global force in these industries. The country through its state apparatus ensures that multiple companies fight it out viciously amongst each other leading to lower […]

The Indian solar manufacturing industry was expected to see a revival with the imposition of a 25% safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules from China and Malaysia. However, one year after the imposition of the duty, Chinese solar panels continues to dominate the Indian market with a share of 80% of the […]