The US and European sanctions on Chinese solar panel imports have distorted the global solar supply chain and led to inefficient value chains. China circumvented the first round of US solar duties by procuring solar cells from Taiwan. But as the second round of US sanctions plugged this loophole, new loopholes are being researched. Taiwanese [...]

Europe fights Climate Change Europe has always led the way in fighting global warming by setting up aggressive targets in green-house gas emission reductions for its member countries. Denmark has played a leading role in advancing wind energy technology in the world, while Germany has played a top role in making solar energy reach grid [...]

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 [...]