I had profiled Brightsource energy as one of the their best solar startups in USA earlier, however things have changed dramatically in the interim with solar panel prices crashing to absurdly low levels. This has put question marks on the survival of each of these three with two of them eSolar and Brightsource being solar […]

Harsh Times for PV Inverter Companies Top Photovoltaic inverter companies are set to face challenging times in 2013 as global solar energy demand shifts from the West to the East. Most of the top solar inverter manufacturers are from Europe (SMA Solar, Fronius, Kaco) and USA (Power One, AEIS) unlike solar panel companies which are […]

Red Tape in US Solar Industry The US Solar Industry has been hogging the news due to the solar panel trade battle with China where Anti Dumping and Countervailing duties have been imposed on Chinese solar panel imports. The industry is divided between supporting the Chinese and those who want to stop the imports. The […]

Solar Crisis hits Inverter Business Solar Panel Bankruptcies have been dime a dozen in the last couple of years, as a massive overcapacity led to  price crash. While solar panel producers have been the worst affected, other players in the supply chain have not been unaffected. Raw material polysilicon suppliers have also seen prices go […]

Sungrabber Solar Pool Heating Sungrabber products are known for their Solar Pool Heating and Solar Water Heating. Rob Redman is the owner-manager who began building his own equipment while on Long Service Leave from TAFE where he was a teacher in the metal fabrication area. The products had filled a market need and his enterprise […]

Solar Energy continued to dominate clean energy investment in the 3rd quarter of 2012 with more than double the money being invested in solar energy plants compared to wind power farms. The total green investment could fall for the first time in 8 years according to BNEF as investment has declined sharply in major wind […]