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India’s 10 GW Solar Proposal

News in the past few days suggests that the Indian government has tabled a proposal which if implemented would put in place 10 GW of solar energy between 2012 and 2017.  The Indian Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission already has a target of adding 20 GW of solar energy by 2022. Hopefully, this latest proposal will help [...]

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Suntech Power: Progress on Costs But Industry Over Supply Still A Negative

In many ways Suntech Power’s (STP) first quarter earnings report provided some supportive insight into the process of consolidation currently underway in the solar industry. The financial numbers were of course less than constructive, though much as expected as pricing pressures continue to make life difficult for the sector. However, perhaps of more interest were [...]

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Better Place Switching Station in Tokyo

Can Better Place make Electric Vehicles work?

Clean Energy Intel’s Edie Lush caught up recently in Davos with Better Place Manager Yariv Nornberg.  Catch up with the conversation here: Clean Energy Intel’s Edie Lush speaks with Better Place Policy Manager Yariv Nornberg Better Place is about making Electric Vehicles work. They are building switching stations that allow you to switch your EV [...]

Germany Solar FIT Cuts Underline Reasons to Stay Uninvested For Now

The first major piece of news since our recommendation to take profits on solar’s powerful rally this year has turned out to be decisively negative – underlining the fact that investors with anything other than a very long-term buy and hold strategy would do well to stay on the sidelines for now and invest another [...]

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Last week was a very good week for Tesla stock - up 13% on the day on Thursday and ending the week at $32.31, up a solid 8.2% from the previous Friday's close. This was [...]

This year's period of intense over-supply in the solar sector has continued to pressure solar players, leading to a recent batch of announcements of cut-backs and cost reductions. All of this may simply seem to be a continuation of [...]