The Bulgarian Government is set to face numerous lawsuits from investors in solar power plants as it imposes electricity grid fees on existing solar power plants to reduce their returns. This will reduce the returns for solar investors by 20-40% and bring down the electricity rates for Europe’s poorest citizens who saw rates go up […]

Germany is the definite number one solar power country in the world. The latest numbers reveal that 28 GW of solar is connected to the grid – far more than any other country in the world. Italy, which is number two on the list, only have about half of Germany`s solar capacity, and the gap […]

Solarworld Solarworld CEO Frank Asbeck has announced that he will stop taking his salary of half a million euros till his company returns to profitability again. Note Solarworld was the biggest solar panel manufacturers in the world till recently. However a change in industry paradigm, with a huge supply glut of cheap Chinese solar panels […]

Nuclear Energy Massive protests in Germany post Fukushima had forced the German Government to shut down all its nuclear energy reactors and focus on green energy. Other countries like Switzerland, Belgium too decided that the disadvantages of nuclear energy were just too great compared to the advantages of nuclear power. However Japan, which is the […]

China-US Solar War The Global Solar World War is truly on now, with the Chinese Government starting investigation on the imports of solar polysilicon from Korean and US solar companies. Note, we had already predicted this some time back and listed the solar winners and losers in case the Chinese imposed duties. The US imposition […]

German Wind Turbine Producers Siemens and RePower ( Suzlon subsidiary) are the biggest beneficiaries of a sharp growth in offshore wind energy in Europe. These companies have taken the lion’s share of the market for new offshore wind energy installations in places like UK and Europe. Note while the Chinese wind turbine producers have grown […]