EPIA joined the bandwagon of analysts and research firms predicting a large increase in global solar installations in 2010. Solar demand growth will be be >50% y/y in 2010 compared to 2009.The main driver for the increase is the sharp decrease in module and installations costs over the last 2 years .This has started to […]

If I was a Google investor I would be alarmed by Google’s investment in a wind farm project.The $39 million investment though small is not what I would want a technology company in my portfolio to be using up its cash  for.While its venture capital investments in start up companies like eSolar,Nanosolar and some others […]

Large multilateral developmental institutions are boosting adoption of solar energy through large scaling funding efforts.European Investment Bank recently announced more than Euro 500 million in financing for solar projects and CDB announced multi billion dollars lines of credit with Suntech and Trina Solar . ADB today also joined these efforts with a large scale funding […]

BP is finally waking up from its stupor and looking for help on stopping the oil spilling for its rig in the Gulf of Mexico. While it was doing precious little for the past week , Obama’s visit and state and federal criticism has made it sit up . BP CEO says its an industry […]

Sanyo plans to invest more than  70% of its total investment over the next  3 years in its renewable energy and energy storage segments.Sanyo has never been as successful in the hyper competitive electronics market as other Japanese companies like Sony or Sharp.However its lithium batteries and solar panels possess cutting edge technology.Its solar panels […]

USA is taking tentative steps towards offshore wind sector by approving a  468 MW wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts.The approval which has come after 10 years will allow the construction of 130 Siemens turbines  . The delay in the project was due to opposition from a variety of interests .Some of these interests […]