Category Archives: Analysis

U.S. Military: The Hot Renewable Energy Market

published: 2011-09-13 9:11 | editor | category: Analysis
The U.S. military is aggressively seeking private contractors for the development of solar energy projects both domestically and abroad by launching a special task force to coordinate what is expected to be $7.1 billion worth of...  more

Are PVs Pricing-out CSP Projects in the U.S.?

published: 2011-09-08 8:39 | editor | category: Analysis
When Solar Millennium announced on August 18, 2011, it was converting the first half of its planned 1-gigawatt concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in California into a 500-megawatt PV plant, it was just the latest of several t...  more

The CIGS PV Comeback

published: 2011-09-05 12:53 | editor | category: Analysis
Currently, CIGS (copper, indium, gallium and diselenide) thin-film PVs have limited production volume and market share due to their low energy efficiency - around half the efficiency of their crystalline and silicon counterparts...  more

Green is What Future Looks Like

published: 2011-09-02 9:04 | editor | category: Analysis
The Japanese nuclear power crisis has made countries around the world begin to adjust their nuclear policies, which will in turn help and stimulate the development of renewable energy. Investment experts are optimistic about th...  more

Shakeouts Inevitable as Solar Sector Matures

published: 2011-08-30 9:02 | editor | category: Analysis
Moody Investors Service states in a recent report, solar manufacturers feel the affects of declining profit margins and factory oversupply. The combination of government cutbacks on subsidies in the European Union (EU) and overs...  more