Solar Rooftop Financing In India While a lot has been said about the debt financing needs of India’s rapidly growing solar industry, little has been said about the equity financing needs which is also a huge amount. Assuming that building out 100 GW of solar capacity will need around $100 billion in total capital, the […]

Solarworld headed towards Bankruptcy Solarworld the German firm which used to be one of the largest solar panel producers in 2008 has become a shadow of its former self. While many of its peers have gone bankrupt (Q-Cells) or been bought over by Asian companies (REC), Solarworld continues in its merry ways of destroying value […]

India Wind Industry needs more Policies & Incentives India has a big and strong wind power industry with the country having the 4th largest installed capacity of wind turbines at 27 GW. What also sets the industry apart from solar energy is that India has a big domestic industry which manufactures most of the components […]

Acquisition of SolarCity by Tesla SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY)  is a dying company as its business model of financing rooftop solar energy in USA is slowing down, with houseowners preferring to own their systems rather than leasing it or buying electricity at very high costs from 3rd party sellers. This has put the whole existence of […]

Net metering policy in J&K India’s hilly state of Jammu and Kashmir is one of the worst states in administration of electricity. The state doles out hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies for power but still the state suffers from poor power. Keeping artificially low prices for power has resulted in frequent power failure and […]

The international agency IEA which is considered as the “authority” on energy globally has proved itself foolish by being extremely conservative on solar growth, despite being proved wrong repeatedly. Even in the past, analysts and market watchers have castigated IEA for being way below the mark in predicting solar growth figures. Even this time IEA […]