Solar Power Generators Solar Power Generators have become a mainstream product as plunging costs of solar panels has suddenly made them affordable for a vast majority of citizens. Hurricane Sandy brought into focus the shortcomings of our dependence on fossil fuel based transportation and heating systems. With no supplies of gasoline and natural gas to […]

1) US solar installations to grow by almost 60% in 2012 over 2011 making it the 3rd largest country 2) After utility scale solar plants, Softbank gets into distributed solar rooftop generation in Japan 3) China could levy 30-50% tariff on polysilicon imports to preemt European AD duties Which would mean that: 4) Spot poly […]

BHEL Protests against Cheap Solar Products India’s state owned capital equipment maker BHEL has joined the Indian solar manufacturers in protesting against cheap solar panel products. BHEL is planning a $500 million investment to build a solar cell factory in at Sakoli which is a part of Union heavy industries minister Praful Patel’s constituency Bhandara. […]

Taiwanese Solar Companies have been the biggest beneficiaries of the duties on Chinese solar panels imposed by USA and the uncertainty arising from possible sanctions by Europe and India. To hedge their risk, solar companies have been diversifying their orders to solar cell factories in Taiwan which does not suffer from any anti dumping or […]

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 […]

Thin film solar technology has seen most of its proponents go bankrupt one by one. In fact 9 out of the 15 thin film companies which we profiled 2 years ago are gone now. While a couple of these solar thin film panel makers have been bought by Asian conglomerates (mostly for a fraction of […]