It is the best of times and the worst of times for the solar energy business.

Using the language of the oil patch, Recurrent Energy CEO Arno Harris says that while the “upstream” part of solar – manufacturing solar panels – is suffering amid the cost compression and reduced appetite for technology risk represented by the failure of Solyndra and other solar firms in 2011; at the same time, the “downstream” part of solar – installations to generate power – are thriving. Keep reading →

The solar industry is changing as it grows, providing a rare opportunity to see an evolving market at work.

For those firms facing bankruptcies and operational problems, the change can seem daunting, but for firms backed by significant balance sheets and buoyed by robust development pipelines, the changes only highlight the opportunities. Keep reading →