At a time when India is thinking of imposing duty restrictions on Chinese made solar products, the European Union has lifted import duties from Chinese solar panel imports. This brings an end to a five-year-old saga initiated by the German solar cell manufacturer Solarworld, who accused¬†the Chinese of disrupting the European local market. The¬†duties were […]

Solar Slowdown in Europe Europe had started the solar energy revolution with high feed-in tariffs allowing the industry to attain scale and reduce costs. However, as large capacities got built in major countries such as Spain and Germany, solar energy capacity growth has declined in the recent year even as the global growth rates have […]

Europe’s Solar Market in Grave Danger European solar factories have been closing down over the last 5-7 years as the Chinese juggernaut of massive low-cost products shows no sign of slowing down despite overcapacity persisting over the years. The European companies which were at the forefront of solar manufacturing have become tiny and insignificant in […]

Solar Energy Germany Germany sets an example for the world at large reporting almost 35% of power coming from renewable energy sources in the first six months of 2017. The country generated green energy from solar, wind, hydro and biomass sources. The percentage rose to 35% from 29% in 2016. Renewable energy generation (@~5-6 cents […]

Solar Self-consumption in Europe Europe has been instrumental in making solar energy the most cost competitive energy source in the world today. The generous feed-in-tariffs market driven subsidy model introduced by Germany led to an explosive growth of solar demand and supply, eventually leading to the sharp decline in the cost curve and a huge […]

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 […]