Opinion & analysis
Retain RET to keep green energy on Team Australia
When Tony Abbott claimed victory for the Coalition in the 2013 election before a euphoric crowd of supporters, he was quick to proclaim that Australia was once again open for business.
A clean energy miracle: My challenge to Bill Gates
Yann Brandt of SolarWakeup.com praises Bill Gates' commitment to clean energy R&D, he dares the philanthropist and investor to fund new technology projects in an effort to create a real enery miracle.
Federal policy decisions misaligned with US interests
Anti-dumping tariffs were designed to stop state subsidized foreign businesses from stealing U.S. jobs. The U.S. is now imposing anti-dumping tariffs on China solar manufacturers, which instead of protecting U.S. jobs, threaten hundreds of thousands of domestic jobs in coming years. Even worse, this illogical ruling will have further negative ripple effects, which include higher electricity costs, increased carbon output and worsened China trade relations.
Crisis as opportunity: a win-win situation for system operators and investors despite subsidy reductions in Spain and Italy
Manuel Gonzalez of Berlin-based online PV installation market place Milk the Sun, looks at opportunities for investors and operators of PV plants in Spain and Italy beset by FIT cuts.
PV monitoring heats up as demand for investment-grade PV data rises
Christos Georgopoulos examines the growing monitoring system market and the increasing role in-depth analysis and data on technical and financial performance is playing for stakeholders.
Module prices: Calm before the storm
May remained comparatively quiet but a run on modules is expected in June and July, says Martin Schachinger of pvXchange GmbH.
Delhi heat, power pricing and the promise of rooftop solar
India's government must adopt a long-term view -- which means higher prices in the short-term but a much healthier grid and lower energy costs in the long-term. Rooftop solar can play a vital role, writes Akhilesh Magal of Bridge to India.