Archive for July 8th, 2011

What about Solar?

There was a time when renewable energy was buzzword. The crisis took the wind out the renewable assets as the prices fell. Markets tried explaining the causes. But many conventional reasons failed to explain what’s happening in the renewable complex today.

The following are some positive conventional reasons backing up solar. First, they said it was easier to get solar firms in place than wind, because wind mills destroy the scenic beauty of landscape. The sun was more abundant than wind. Second, Alternative energy becomes valuable only when Oil stayed above 100.


The following are the negative conventional reasons challenging solar. Owing to its small scale generation, solar may not be able to play a large role. Climate changes leads to volatility in suntime creating further inconsistencies. Solar subsidies threaten investment in other renewables. Solar is still…

This article was written for ATMA.

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