Chinese Solar Companies continue to Grow Its Dominance Globally Chinese solar panels have taken over the whole energy world by storm, with panel prices going as low as 32-33 cents per watt in China. US and Europe have for the last 3-4 years imposed anti dumping duties on Chinese solar panels as they find that […]

Why is European solar manufacturing declining Europe used to be the center of global solar manufacturing hosting the world’s biggest cell and panel makers such as Q-Cells, Aleo Solar, Solarworld etc. However, the rise of low cost Chinese manufacturing has decimated the noncompetitive solar players in Europe who made margins greater than 30% at one […]

Europe’s Solar Trade Policy The whole global solar industry is moving ahead at a rapid pace with regulators and policy makers not being able to keep up with the fast change happening in the industry. European Union is one of the biggest group of useless bureaucrats on the planet. There are mostly an unelected group […]

Solar Power Plant on Ukraine’s Wasteland The Chernobyl nuclear disaster had laid waste to a large swathe of land in Ukraine which has been lying unused since that time almost 30 years ago. Nuclear energy as we have written is a very useful source of energy but has tail risks which just have too great […]

Europe’s Minimum Panel Import Price redundant now The European Commission had struck a deal with the Chinese government in 2012-13, to set a fixed minimum import price for solar panels to protect its domestic solar manufacturing industry from the cheap solar panel producers in China. The minimum price was set at 56 eurocents/watt, which was […]

Jostein Kristensen on impact of Brexit on UK Energy Supply The looming EU referendum has caused sweeping uncertainty across the UK, and one sector facing significant disruption from a ‘yes’ vote in June is the energy market. Today the policy of the UK government is to subsidise imported electricity through capacity mechanism. In light of […]