The utility industry is locked in a life and death batter with the solar industry across USA, as the solar industry slowly and steadily erodes away the monopoly of the utilities by supplying electricity through solar panels. The utilities have been fighting back by petitioning state electricity regulators (PUC) to lower the tariff paid to […]

The US government now promotes Solar & Wind Energy The USA government has been a laggard in supporting solar and wind power compared to other developed nations such as Germany and Spain. While the 30% investment tax credit has helped fuel solar power growth, there has been no big bang policy of pushing solar energy […]

NextEra to merge with Hawaiin Electric Industries NextEra Energy is a leading renewable energy provider, focusing on wind and solar energy in North America. It reported consolidated revenues of ~$17 billion with 44,900MW of generating capacity in 2014. The company has now decided to merge with Hawaiin Electric Industries and has also received approval from […]

Florida Solar Power Florida has plans to install ~500 MW of solar power by 2024. Florida, the sunshine state of USA is currently ranking 13th in the installed solar capacity according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. The state has 234 MW of installed solar power at present. Duke Energy (DUK) has plans to install […]

Effects of Anti-Dumping Duties Trade wars are generally counterproductive, as they lead to more losses than gains in general. USA and China have been battling it out in the solar products for around 3 years now, with brutal losses in both sides. It has increased inefficiency and costs on both sides as Chinese producers look […]

Effect of US Anti-Dumping duties on China & Taiwan The US anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese and Taiwanese solar products has upended the global solar supply chain with manufacturers of both these countries setting / shifting factories in locations other than these two countries. We have already written about how Taiwanese cell makers are […]