Why are the Global Solar Panel Wars Occurring Chinese solar panel producers have increased their market share rapidly in the last 4-5 years displacing the dominant Western and Japanese solar panel producers. The rapid decline in costs achieved by the major China companies like Trina, Jinko, Yingli, Suntech, GCL, Renesola has thrown the business models […]

Obama’s Anti-outsourcing Policy Barack Obama’s anti-outsourcing ads have helped him in being re-elected as US President. Over the past few months the US president has released waves of advertisements against his Republican rival, Mitt Romney. These have claimed “Romney outsourced call center jobs to India” and was a “pioneer in outsourcing”. President Barack Obama has said that […]

Solar Duties and its effect on Solar Panel Manufacturing The US recently imposed CVD and AD duties on imports of Chinese made solar cells on a complaint filed by a group of small US solar panel producers ironically led by a European solar panel company Solarworld. The duties on solar product imports was confirmed by […]

Red Tape in US Solar Industry The US Solar Industry has been hogging the news due to the solar panel trade battle with China where Anti Dumping and Countervailing duties have been imposed on Chinese solar panel imports. The industry is divided between supporting the Chinese and those who want to stop the imports. The […]

Electric and Hybrid Cars though claimed to be a green alternative to our normal gasoline powered cars are not truly green. The reason is that the electric power used to run these vehicles come from burning of mostly fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. This means that the fuel that is powering these cars […]

Global Green Battles The Global Green War had started with the US imposing duties on imports of Chinese made solar panels and cells. Subsequently dumping charges were also imposed on wind energy equipment made in China as well. China has not been able to do much against these duties as it exports almost 80-90% of […]