Volume/ Price Quota by China Europe recently negotiated with China to set up a volume and price quota for solar panels imported from China. This was done to stop a potentially highly damaging trade war between these two blocs and prevent the complete decimation of the solar manufacturing industry in Europe. Europe set up a […]

Germany has managed to substantially slow down the additions of solar energy systems to its grid. The country installed only 3.3 GW of new solar energy capacity in 2013, which is down sharply from the average of 7.5 GW it installed over the previous 3 years. The main reasons for the decline was the sharp […]

Germany has undoubtedly been the biggest solar success story in the world, thanks to its far sighted EEG law. However China and Japan have far eclipsed Germany in the last one year, as German market has saturated itself with solar energy. Germany has a massive 35 GW of solar power installed now, which is almost […]

Bosch to pay Solarworld to overtake its plant in Germany Bosch has been one of the biggest losers in the solar industry, as we estimate that the company has lost more than $1.2 billion in its solar venture. Bosch bought two Tier 2 German solar companies for extremely expensive valuations during the peak of the […]

Sharp closes another Plant in UK Europe and other developed countries have seen thousands of companies and many solar manufacturing plants shut down, as Asia led by China have made dramatic cost reductions. These solar factories are uncompetitive and even with preferential treatment cannot survive. The few remaining western solar manufacturers have shifted most of […]

Germany has been a trailblazer in solar energy usage, with its terrific EEG law being the single largest factor in making solar energy reach the current heights of success, it has reached today. The feed in tariffs which decreased by double digits every year forced solar manufactures to reduce costs and improve efficiency at a […]