Opinion & analysis
Madhya Pradesh solar policy gives a new shine to the Indian solar market
Shishir Basant, an independent consultant working in the Indian Solar industry, discusses the new Madhya Pradesh solar policy which, unlike other Indian policies, does not contain geographical limits.
Inverter shipments 2011: 23 GW or 26GW?
Henning Wicht, director and principal analyst for photovoltaics at IHS iSuppli looks at why there are discrepancies between the analysts’ 2011 photovoltaic inverter shipment figures.
The solar shakeout, and what to expect in 2012
With bankruptcies an unwanted but increasingly common feature of the photovoltaic landscape, questions abound as to what to expect from 2012. Lux Research’s Matt Feinstein investigates and picks a list of winners from the up and downstream markets. Innovation it seems, and not just when it comes to technology, is the key.
Fighting for an all American vision
Gordon Brinser, president of SolarWorld Industries America Inc. responds to Jigar Shah’s recent opinion article, which stated that if SolarWorld’s trade petition against China is successful, the company's survival will come at the expense of the U.S. solar industry.
Et Tu, SolarWorld?
Jigar Shah, co-founder of the Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy and the founder of SunEdison, argues that if successful, SolarWorld’s survival will come at the expense of the U.S. solar industry.
Solar parity: A challenge for utilities
Solar parity is fast becoming a reality, thanks to the decreasing costs associated with producing power from solar panels. Mohinder Sawhney from GBI Research writes that delaying it is just like postponing the inevitable. Therefore, rather than ignoring it, he says utilities must rise up to the challenge.
Selling our souls for solar: The greed factor
"Please, sir, I want some more." When Oliver Twist diffidently asked for more gruel in the eponymously named Charles Dickens novel, was he being hugely greedy or driven by hunger?