What is a Solar Energy Zone Under the BLM’s solar energy development program alternative (program alternative), 17 areas would be identified as SEZs. A SEZ is defined by the BLM as an area with few impediments to utility-scale production of solar energy where BLM would prioritize solar energy and associated transmission infrastructure development. Under the […]

China as a Boon for Australia Australia has seen its economy boom over the last 10 years, thanks to the voracious appetite for commodities from China. The growth in the minerals and mining sector has led to sharp GDP growth in the country which also managed to escape the global financial crisis in 2008. China […]

Economics/Geopolitics China reacts meekly to US Solar Panel Anti Dumping Duties Defense Secretary warns of massive cyberattack,calls for Congress to pass stalled bill Jobless Claims fall sharply following Unemployment Rate – Real or Manipulation China lets controlled yuan rise as Presidential Elections near IMF sounds alarm on global economy Chinese microbloggers bring down another corrupt […]

Revised US Duties The US Government has got a complicated way of imposing duties on imported products considered to be receiving unfair subsidies and/or being dumped in US markets. The US Department of Commerce gave its final ruling on imports of Chinese made solar cells on 10th Oct, 2012 after announcing  a preliminary ruling early […]

US based thin film solar panel manufacturer First Solar has captured the lead marketshare in India’s solar panel market. This is quite surprising since First Solar’s competitive position is being eroded globally by Chinese crystalline solar panels which are cheaper and of higher efficiency. In fact First Solar has mostly stopped selling solar panels because […]

Solar Stocks have performed terribly in the past couple of years and have been a very painful experience for long term solar investors. The bad performance has not been restricted to the solar industry but also to other green sectors like wind energy, biofuels, energy storage etc. Only Energy Efficiency has performed relatively better thanks […]