2016-06-28

Tesla Proposes to Acquire SolarCity; Emergence of Musk’s Clean Energy Empire?

Tesla Motors proposed to acquire SolarCity in an all-stock deal valued at US$2.8 billion on June 20. When the acquisition – or merger under Elon Musk, who works at Tesla as CEO and is also the founder of SolarCity – is comp.. more
2016-04-08

Future of Sharp's Solar Business Still Uncertain after Foxconn's Acquisition

Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group on April 2nd, 2016 formally paid 388.8 billion Japanese yen for a controlling stake in Japan's Sharp Corporation. As the Taiwan firm has recalled the original commitment of not selling off any part .. more
2016-02-05

Utilize Floatovoltaics: The Renewable Energy of the Future

With more people than ever before now aware of the disastrous consequences associated with fossil fuel emissions and the impending impact of severe climate shifts, there is considerable interest to explore renewable, clean energy solutions. Solar po.. more
2015-09-03

The Benefits of Electric-Powered Driverless Cars

Author: Maria Ramos Several firms have been working on a new type of product that could transform the automotive industry: driverless cars. Although there have been a few halting steps towards this development over the years, such as cruise cont.. more
2015-05-15

The thin film solar cell industry in transition: knockout phase is over – profitability and vertical integration next

Author:Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer Prices of solar cells and solar panels have fallen dramatically over the last few years. This (and state subsidies) has been good for the advancement of this amazing renewable energy source, and solar energy can today be seen a.. more
2015-04-30

Solar Leases Bring the Sun’s Energy Home

Author: Maria Ramos Solar Power in Arizona Arizona has more sun than it knows what to do with, but not everywhere is so privileged. Engineers in the Northeast scrounge for every square inch of murky winter sunlight, carefully orienting rooftop photovoltaic panels (.. more
2015-04-23

Sustainable sector stocks and investment ideas

Not everyone is ready or able to fit solar panels on their property or install a wind turbine in their garden; however, the potential for making money on sustainable energy sources doesn’t end there. Investing in renewables is an established p.. more
2015-04-14

US PV Market Vision under Hilary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign

Will Hilary Clinton be the first female president in the U.S.’s history? Furthermore, will she follow President Obama’s energy strategy to encourage development of renewable energy, and how if she did? US Solar Institute, a glo.. more
2014-12-30

EnergyTrend’s Keywords of the Year: Anti-Dumping and Countervailing, Capacity Expansion, and Emerging Markets – 2014 Review 4/4

Recently, global solar PV market has been growing with an annual rate of 16~20%, and the trend is expected to continue until 2018. In 2014, the supply and demand situations have changed due to international trade disputes and new energy policies issued in many countries. Thr.. more