Solar Archive

30 Oct 2014

SunEdison to develop 5GW of solar PV projects in Rajasthan, India

US-based SunEdison has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Government of Rajasthan, a state in India, for the development of 5GW of solar PV projects. CTBR – News
29 Oct 2014

Solar Grid Parity In All 50 US States By 2016, Predicts Deutsche Bank

RenewEconomy. Rooftop solar PV will reach grid parity in 50 US states by 2016 – up from just 10 now – setting the scene for a dramatic increase in the uptake in household and commercial rooftop solar in the
29 Oct 2014

EU Trade Sanctions Soon To Rectify Solar Glass Price

After crashing nearly 50% between 2009 and 2014, the price of solar glass is set to rebound beginning in 2015, as a result of anti-dumping duties levied by the European Union on Chinese suppliers. According to IHS,
28 Oct 2014

ABB secures $55m solar power contract in Dubai, UAE

ABB has secured a contract worth about $ 55m to construct a substation, which will link the 100MW second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar project in Dubai, UAE. CTBR – News
28 Oct 2014

Why Is An Island Electric Utility Hindering Incredibly Cost-Effective Solar?

The Northern Mariana Islands are one of several island U.S. territories, lying three-quarters of the way from Hawai’i to the Philippines. Like most islands, their electricity supply has been almost entirely supplied by diesel-fueled generators, at enormous
27 Oct 2014

SPI Solar Power Suzhou plans to buy six PV projects in China

Solar Power’s subsidiary SPI Solar Power Suzhou is planning to acquire six PV projects, totaling 360MW, currently under construction in China. CTBR – News
27 Oct 2014

SolarWorld Wins $4 Million US Subsidy Despite Solar Tariff Tiff

Energy Department awards $ 4 million to SolarWorld, aka the company leading the charge for solar tariffs on subsidized imports from China and Taiwan SolarWorld Wins $ 4 Million US Subsidy Despite Solar Tariff Tiff was originally
26 Oct 2014

Solar Power International Interviews (Exclusive Videos)

Solar Power International (SPI) has closed out for another year. Many buyers arrived to interview the many and varied solar providers. Deals were made. The solar business market share in the energy sector will grow as a
26 Oct 2014

How “Cost of Solar” Got Started, & Its Competitive Advantage (Exclusive)

Editor’s Note: I won’t steal Joe’s thunder on this, but I have been working with Joe almost since the beginning of Cost of Solar and Grid Freedom so I want to chime in about a few things.
25 Oct 2014

Interview on US/EU vs China Solar Trade Dispute

Prolific journalist and blogger Scott Thill (of Wired, Salon, Huffington Post, Alternet, Grist,, and probably other outlets) interviewed me a little while back about US/EU tariffs on Chinese solar cells and solar modules (which dominate the