China Drives Down Global PV Demand by 23%

PV Panel in China

With over 400 photovoltaic (PV) companies, China is a ‘powerhouse’ when it comes to solar energy. According to recent findings from NPD’s Solarbuzz, factors like China’s policy incentive deadlines and seasonality are responsible for decreasing the global PV demand to 6.2 gigawatts (GW) or by 23% in the first quarter of 2013.  China, which accounts […]

New Risk Assessment for Global Supply Chains

REI assess risk of major disruptions like earthquakes and tsunamis

Supply chains are the backbone of global economies. As a result, governments and businesses hedge against major disruptions or operational risks that impact the supply chain, such as natural calamities affecting suppliers, manufacturers and vendors. According to Supply Management, 90% of companies fail to apply an effective risk management plan prior to outsourcing.  Most organizations […]

New Affordable 3D Printers


3D printers now cost less than a laptop – New affordable 3D Printers introduced this past April at the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo in New York City are now available for less than USD $1,000. What exactly is 3D printing? It’s a process in which a printer builds layers of material to form […]

3D Printing – A Revolutionary Technology


On April 25, 2013 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) hosted a debate on what many call miracle technology: 3D printing. Participating experts attempted to demystify this much-talked-about but little understood technology. According to a new finding by Lux Research, the current 3D market is poised to swell to $8.4 billion from $777 million in […]