Will Anti Dumping Duties come to an end China and USA have been lodged in a long drawn trade war over solar products, even as Chinese solar panels continue to account for a majority of USA panel market share. In 2013-14, USA imposed anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panel imports. This was done after Solarworld […]

Monkey Menace on Solar Rooftops Yes you heard it right. We have been hearing stories about monkeys menacing around in the cities – raiding homes, destroying properties etc. I have myself been a victim of a monkey attack while at home and that too in a well organised residential society. But how can we blame […]

Ultra Mega Solar Plant – India In 2013, India’s government planned to construct a large number of solar ultra-mega power plants (UMPPs) in 4 different places in the country. Two of these giant 4,000-5,000 MW solar plants were supposed to come up in the northern part of the country in Ladakh and Kargil. There is […]

Masala Bonds After Dim Sum bonds, it is the turn of the Masala Bonds to make a mark in the international markets. Masala bonds are normal bonds which are denominated in Indian rupees. They are good from the perspective of the issuer, as it takes away the foreign exchange risks and also allow them to […]

Solar Cells in Thailand and Vietnam One of the major reasons why Taiwanese solar cell companies made a sharp comeback after the prolonged solar downturn in 2012, was the anti-dumping duties imposed on Chinese made solar cells by USA government. This forced the Chinese solar panel producers to source Taiwanese made solar cells to allow […]

Country wise Solar installations in 2015 USA, China, Germany, Japan and Italy are the five largest solar markets in the world in terms of installations. According to IHS, solar installations in the world are expected to cross the 310 GW mark by 2016 end. That will be a growth of 675% in the last six […]