Kyocera to Shut down its US Manufacturing unit Kyocera Solar is in talks to shut down its manufacturing unit in San Diego in USA. The company wants to shut down its US plant citing there was low demand in this unit.  The company’s PV business is performing very well due to the recent rise in demand […]

US Solar Stocks are on a bull run Solar stocks have been rising rapidly in the recent months along with the general stock market and improving industry fundamentals. The buyout of Power-One (PWER) for a substantial premium by European giant ABB has improved the sentiment as well. While the Chinese solar stocks are still under […]

Verizon Communications plans to invest $100 million in solar energy and fuel cells in USA. Verizon plans to step into green energy to become more environmentally sustainable. The company targets to finish the project by the next year in 19 several places in US states.  The big communication company has also realized the importance of going […]

Anti-dumping Duty in India The Government of India is in a fix trying to decide whether to impose anti-dumping duties or not. The Government’s intention is to protect and support the domestic solar industry by imposing anti-dumping duties against China, USA, Malaysia and Taiwan. However top ten solar power producers, in India like Vikram Solar, Symphony Vyapar Pvt Ltd and Lexicon Vanijya […]

Tamil Nadu’s new Subsidy for Rooftop Installations The Indian State of Tamil Nadu had set a target of 350 MW of solar rooftop installation by 2015. To support this initiative, the state recently announced Rs. 20,000 subsidy per kilowatt, subject to a maximum of 10,oo0 rooftop installations. This subsidy is over and above the subsidy […]

Solar News 1) Italy installs 170 MW of solar energy in March 2) Indian states start a capital subsidy for rooftop solar power plants 3) Indian solar market surging with 240 MW of solar plants installed in March 2013 taking cumulative to 1.7 GW 4) Poly prices go up in 2013 due to trade disputes […]