Investing in China Investing in China has never been an easy proposition whether it is public market investors or private equity investors. Massive frauds have been exposed in China which has led to billions of dollars of losses for investors. For Chinese and other developing market investors (like India), frauds and losses come with the […]

SunPower acquires SolarBridge Solar companies continue to expand into different areas as the industry moves more and more into an energy providing service, rather than product sales. Some of the solar panel companies such as Renesola (SOL) already sell mounting systems, microinverters etc. Now others such as SunPower (SPWR) are too moving into the BOS […]

SunEdison wins projects in India SunEdison (SUNE) is on a roll these days winning large contracts to build and develop solar farms outside its core USA market. The company has been signing huge deals to build farms in states such as Karnataka and Rajasthan in India. SunEdison has a strong presence across all parts of […]

Polysilicon Industry to see more cost reductions The big polysilicon producers are making a lot of money after a loss making 2-3 years. The reason is that the large poly producers are reducing costs continuously, even as the poly prices have stabilized at $20-25/kg range. Most of the Tier 1 producers have costs ranging from […]

Village Micro Grids Village micro grids are becoming the next fast growing area for solar energy in Asian and African countries. The sharp crash in solar panel prices in recent years has made solar energy affordable in a number of places. It is now competitive with fossil fuel generated power in rural areas in non-power […]

Indian Wind Industry set to see Revival The Indian wind industry is set to see a strong uptick in capacity increase in India, after the current government re-introduced the accelerated depreciation benefit for wind farm investments in India. The country has the world’s 4th highest capacity of wind power in the world, with nearly 20 GW […]