Category Archives: Analysis

Report Suggests PVs are Reaching Grid Parity

published: 2012-01-17 17:35 | editor | category: Analysis
Solar energy “grid parity” is considered achieved when the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) to generate 1 kilowatt-hour (kWh) becomes equal to what it costs to generate 1kWh of the current cheapest form of electricity: ...  more

EnergyTrend: 2012 Global Solar Market Outlook

published: 2011-12-28 16:16 | editor | category: Analysis
According to the current development, EnergyTrend, TrendForce's green energy division expects 2012 to be the year for the global solar industry to face an arduous challenge and weed out the weak. The policies will focus on the...  more

China-US Trade War Could Hurt Solar Industry

published: 2011-12-22 16:26 | editor | category: Analysis
On October 19, SolarWorld, a German company with a solar panel manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Oregon, and 1,000 employees, filed trade violation petitions with the International Trade Commision (ITC) and the US Commerce Depa...  more

Solar Expansion in the Middle East

published: 2011-12-20 18:00 | editor | category: Analysis
Even with the political changes happening in the Middle East, there are significant large-scale renewable energy projects moving forward for both local power generation, as well as for power export to EU. The Middle East experienc...  more

U.S. DOE’s Rooftop PV Initiative

published: 2011-12-14 13:48 | editor | category: Analysis
One of the problems that have slowed deployment of residential rooftop PVs in the United States is the permitting process. The nation is made up of 50 states, which in turn have individual counties and cities. Across the U.S. ther...  more

Africa’s Solar Future

published: 2011-12-13 16:08 | editor | category: Analysis
When Soitec built a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) power plant for the 17th annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) held November 28 to December 9, 2011 in Durban, So...  more