Real Estate crash in India Estate prices have kept moving upwards relentlessly even as other asset classes have languished. Corporate mis-governance and corruption has driven investors away from equity, while bond and fixed income investments have been less attractive because of high consumer inflation. This has made gold and real estate the preferred choice of […]

German Solar Industry did not benefit from EU’s anti-dumping imposition The German solar panel manufacturing industry is on its deathbed and nothing will revive it. The ~12% anti dumping duty imposed by EU on Chinese solar module imports will not help the industry. One of Germany’s biggest solar system integrators/installers SAG Solarstrom has said that […]

Solar Project delays in India leads to disappointment India which is cited as one of the best markets in the world for solar energy is expected to disappoint the industry, as only 1 GW of demand is expected in 2013. This will be flat when compared to 2012 when solar demand skyrocketed. The reason is […]

OCI & Hanwha to remain the serious Contenders Major Korean conglomerates such as Samung, Hyundai and Hanwha had made massive investments in renewable energy spurred on by the Korean government. These companies had gone into manufacturing components using the crystalline solar technology. Samsung and Hyundai solar panels were being sold in different countries using the […]

Enphase Energy has announced a solar program to aid the commercial solar projects in Europe recently. Micro-inverters are generally used in residential solar installations and Enphase Energy is now expanding its usage to commercial installations as well. The program is open for PV installers and developers in France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland and UK. The priority of the program […]

India’s Central Government has mostly mismanaged the central program for promoting solar energy in India. Despite a massive crash in solar component prices, demand in India has flattened out in 2013 even as other countries show sharper growth. Most of the success in India’s solar energy has come through Gujarat’s Feed in Tariff subsidy policy, […]