Category Archives: Analysis

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

Solar Power Purchase Agreement: “No Money Down” Solar

published: 2011-08-24 8:33 | editor | category: Analysis
Solar Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA) refers to a financial contract between a solar power system owner and a host customer. The owner operates, maintains the photovoltaic (PV) system. The host customer usually owns the property...  more

China Implements a National Feed-in-Tariff Rate

published: 2011-08-12 17:04 | editor | category: Analysis
Even with the expansion of manufacturing capacity for China's solar module firms, the country's domestic demand has lagged behind the rest of the world. Currently, China's has around one gigawatt (GW) of solar genera...  more