Effect of US sanction on Taiwanese Solar Taiwanese solar cell companies were having a gala time in the last couple of years, thanks to the US sanctions on imports of Chinese solar cells and a giant boom in Japan. The large Chinese solar module makers were forced to buy Taiwan made PV solar cells to [...]

After the whole roar of US Chinese solar trade wars, the World Trade Organization (WHO) has pointed out that US has violated certain rules of international trading in fixing the duties. As a result of which, US needs to revise the duties so as to be in conformity with international rules of trading. USA had [...]

LDK to again get financial aid from Chinese banks? LDK Solar may get a $320 million loan from a consortium of Chinese banks, led by the China Development Bank (CDB). LDK Solar (LDK) has been running of fumes for most of the last year, as massive debt made the company post huge losses. The company [...]

Saudi Arabia wants to invest big bucks in solar power plants, but the country’s progress has been abysmally slow. The country which has one of the largest oil reserves in the world and is one of the biggest exporters of oil faces a population explosion. Saudi Arabia is blessed with billions of barrels of crude [...]

Chinese Solar Market dominates globally The Chinese solar industry has been growing at a tremendous pace in the last 5-6 years and has now come to dominate the world in almost all parts of the supply chain. The western countries have been decimated and most of them have become marginal players. The European companies which [...]

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 [...]