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Solar Power Plant Evaluation – What have been the degradation rates in the panels?

Solar panels form the core of a solar power plant.

Hence, the performance degradation rates of the installed panels are good, probably the best indicators of its quality. Your financial returns pretty much depend on the output from the panels. You might want to carefully evaluate the actual degradation rates observed in the panels and compare […]

Finding a niche as Solar EPC – Premier Solar

Finding a niche as Solar EPC – Premier Solar

An Interview @REI 2016

With Solar power growing at a fast pace in India and the Government at the centre providing good impetus for the growth, many entrepreneurs and businesses are keen to enter this sunrise sector. And most popular choice for them has been Solar EPC – […]

Flying High in Global Solar – Jinko Solar

Flying High in Global Solar – Jinko Solar

An Interview @REI 2016

According to the PV Manufacturing and Technology report 2016 by Solar Media (or PV Tech), the top three solar manufacturers are GCL, Trina Solar and Jinko solar. In this, if you ignore GCL as they are into completely integrated solar PV manufacturer starting from Polysilicon, […]

Riding the Solar Wave – Diversifying into Solar Panel manufacturing by HarSolar

Riding the Solar Wave – Diversifying into Solar Panel manufacturing by HarSolar

An Interview @REI 2016

Solar is hot. And many medium and large Indian businesses are looking to strike the iron when it is hot. It is not a rare occasion that an existing Indian business is diversifying into the real sunrise industry – Solar. There […]

Solar Panels are a 25 Year Relationship – Don’t Screw Up

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Recently, we published a video from Solar Mango, titled Why a Solar Panel is Like Your Wife
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No, it was not a funny video – at least it was not supposed to be. On the other hand, it was a damn serious video.

Because, you see, when you invest on solar panels, you are investing on a […]

By |August 3rd, 2016|Solar Panels|1 Comment

How Choosing High Quality Components will Make a High Impact for Indian Solar Sector

As India races towards an aspirational 100 GW of solar power, there are some serious challenges that lie in the way.

One of the key challenges is the growth of the distributed or the rooftop solar sector.

While the government wants this sector to contribute 40 GW of the 100, the sector is growing way too slowly right […]

Choosing the Right Panels and Inveters for Your MW Scale Power Plant

All right. So you have obtained that much coveted PPA. You have navigated the stormy, choppy financial waters and convinced your bank to give you a loan at a good rate.

Why, you have even figured out from where to get your equity component and the collateral.

And, after elaborate analyses, you have selected the EPC who you feel could be […]

Solar Module Big Six to Reach 50% Global Mkt Share by 2016 – Canadian Solar, Hanwha Q CELLS, JA Solar, JinkoSolar, Trina Solar & Yingli Green

According to a research report from PV Tech, the big-six c-Si module suppliers in the solar PV industry today – Canadian Solar, Hanwha Q CELLS, JA Solar, JinkoSolar, Trina Solar and Yingli Green – are forecast to increase market share again in 2016, taking their collective market share of global module supply to almost 50%.

This inference […]

By |December 5th, 2015|Solar Companies, Solar Panels|8 Comments

Solar Panel Performance – How Many Years Can Solar Panels Perform Well?

A few years back, I recall meeting the head of a prominent global solar cell/module company.

Both of us were waiting our respective turns to make a presentation to a large Indian corporate, and we started talking while thus waiting.

Many things he mentioned about his company’s panels were no news to me. I knew they made some of the […]

What are Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 Solar Panels?

Going by the hype in the market with many panel makers claiming they are Tier 1, one would have thought that there is a clear standards body that attests the various panels as belonging to one tier or the other.

But you will be surprised to know that there appears (as far as I have searched) to […]