Category Archives: Analysis

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

The Chinese Solar Market Turned to a New Page

published: 2011-08-05 15:55 | editor | category: Analysis
Currently, the global solar market is largely dependent on Germany and Italy’s market condition. According to EnergyTrend, in 2010, the global installation volume is 15 GW of which Germany (7.4GW) and Italy (3GW) together ...  more

Lithium Battery: The Future Roadmap for EV Development

published: 2011-07-15 11:45 | editor | category: Analysis
As electric vehicles are gradually introduced and promoted to the market, application of NiMH batteries and lithium batteries has been extended to the mobility field. Compared to lead-acid battery, NiMH battery has longer lifesp...  more