Severn Trent to produce useful Gas from sewage Britain’s water company Severn Trent Plc is all set to generate renewable gas from processed human excreta. The company is the second largest water company in Britain. Another great achievement in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. There have been examples in the past where [...]

Italy to cut Subsidies on Solar power plant Spain and Czech faced massive fiscal pressure on their treasuries after their government’s legislated large subsidies for solar power energy. The bureaucrats set up a bad subsidy policy, which resulted in windfall profits for developers as they procured solar panels at cheap prices from Chinese producers. The [...]

Saturation in the European Solar Market Demand in Europe has saturated to the 10 GW level, as the biggest markets such as Germany and Italy are showing a sharp decline in installations, after huge levels of it done in 2010-2012. Germany has been burdened with high subsidies which is causing a rise in energy prices [...]

German Solar self consumption faces problems Germany is facing hurdles in its solar energy industry, as the government plans to impose a green energy levy common to all retail consumers of electricity on self-consumption on PV generated electricity. Germany has been a pioneer in solar energy having single-handedly sparked a revolution in solar energy through [...]

Solar Subsidy pain in Spain Spain saw a massive boom in solar installations after the government announced a very generous subsidy on solar energy installations. Beside large funds and companies, large number of small investors also started to invest in solar energy systems, attracted by the steady high long term returns given by the government. [...]

REC Survival story We at Greenworldinvestor have speculated numerous times that most solar companies based in Europe such as Solarworld will cease to exist. We even thought that REC would have a tough time in surviving, given the massive losses in 2011 and 2012 with the massive debt. However, REC looks all set to survive [...]