Opinion & analysis
Why auctions for power projects don’t work in India
Director and founder of consultancy firm, Bridge to India, Tobias Engelmeier argues that power project auctions don’t work in India, and instead lead to irrational competition and unsustainable business models.
Bridging Asia and Europe: solar's decade-long journey
Founder of Dutch solar insurance provider Solar Insurance & Finance (Solarif), Rene Moerman has seen a lot in his nine years as the company’s chief strategy officer. Here he muses on a decade of lessons learned about solar’s leading markets from an insurance perspective.
Australian solar mergers and acquisitions break records
The announcement that international solar company Solar Power Inc (SPI) will acquire an 80% stake in Australian solar wholesaler Solar Juice sets a fascinating new milestone for mergers and acquisitions in the solar space.
The Indian solar market: Separating the action from the noise
Jasmeet Khurana of consultancy and research firm Bridge to India examines the fundamentals of India's solar capacity demand in view of the government's proposed 100 GW target.
Default over design: How India will really grow its solar industry
Can India achieve 100 GW of solar in five years? Technically: yes – if politicians are willing to put enough support behind it. Realistically: not likely – there is still no strategy in place for achieving this number. Does that matter? No.
How Modi’s government created a win-win situation for domestic and foreign module manufacturers
Modi’s government is ensuring that foreign equipment suppliers and investors remain confident on the solar sector while at the same time domestic module manufacturers get their due share.
Solar energy and Finland -- do they match?
Finland is not known best as a sunny place. Instead images of winter wonderland and Santa Claus probably come to mind. Contrary to some people’s beliefs, there are no polar bears walking on the streets, and the sun does indeed shine in Finland. Actually, during the summer, the sun doesn't set practically at all.