We have at numerous times criticized the USA government for targeting India’s domestic content policy to promote solar manufacturing in the country, through a limited capacity in government tenders. The USA government took India’s DCR policy to WTO, where it won and has put India’s fledgling domestic solar manufacturing industry in peril. Note India had/has […]

The Indian renewable energy sector faces unique and difficult challenges, as it tries to achieve a 175 GW capacity by 2022. This involves a rapid growth in an environment which still has uncertain policies, contradicting regulations and red tape from government officials. Power being a highly regulated sector, with involvement of multiple government organizations faces […]

Polysilicon prices set to rise We at Greenworldinvestor have become bullish on polysilicon companies because low prices have made major producers stall capacity growth, even as global demand for solar panels continues to grow in double digits. Polysilicon prices are languishing at $12-15/kg in the past 6 months, leading to bare minimum profits for most […]

We at Greenworldinvestor had sounded the end of the solar thermal technology almost 3 years ago, when we had said the technology was no longer competitive with silicon solar PV technology. CSP technology which is based on solar thermal effect had many technology providers four to five years ago. At that time, the cost of […]

Saudi Arabia might face a downturn with falling Oil Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest exporter of oil and gas products and has been so for a long time. The country’s vast cheap reserves of oil has made it one of the richest countries in the world, despite a pathetic human rights record, a despotic […]

Jharkhand high Solar Tariffs The two biggest risks in India’s utility solar market came to haunt India’s tribal state of Jharkand’s solar reverse auction for 1.2 GW. The state has put out tenders for two categories of solar projects – below 25 MW and 25-500 MW. The bids were in a wide range of INR […]