Waste management is a necessity that most people do not think about. The most challenging aspect of waste management is making sure that the waste is treated in a way that does not put people in harm’s way and that the resulting effluent is safe enough to be disposed of properly. Because of all the […]

Solar power installations are on the rise in North America. In early 2019 the US experienced a 10% increase in direct current due to solar power. This compares to a 5% year over year growth spurt in PV installation in the US in 2018. In Mexico, where the sun shines for longer periods than its […]

The fall in Chinese demand in 2019 had led to a sharp fall in the prices of the upstream solar supply chain namely polysilicon, wafers, and solar cells. This has put a lot of pressure on the players which focus exclusively on those parts of the supply chain. Wacker the German chemicals giant which has […]

As India grapples with a rising trade deficit against China (more than $58 billion annually), the government has imposed import duties on a range of goods such as electronics, footwear, toys, etc. to stop the surging imports and promote domestic manufacturing. As the Indian economy continues to be in doldrums since consumption demand has fallen across the […]

Almost 1 billion people in the world do not have access to modern forms of energy and almost 2 billion people do not have access to clean forms of cooking. Solar energy particularly the off-grid products such as solar lanterns, solar home systems, and solar mini-grid can meet the problem of energy access in a […]

Even before the election of Donald Trump, solar energy had witnessed a war between the USA and China with both countries having imposed anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties on each other. The USA started the war by imposing duties on imports of Chinese solar cells and panels which was followed by China putting stiff duties on […]