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German law firm Rödl & Partner has pointed out importers will be liable to pay duties on any Chinese-made mislabelled solar products. The warning follows last week's definitive EU verdict.
Chinese module maker Trina welcomes the EU anti dumping and anti subsidy decision. Trina is one of the signatories to the deal thrashed out by Karel de Gucht.
A newswire story reporting the development quotes an Heraeus VP talking of Singapore's 'lean management' benefits. The report claims Heraeus' Hanau unit will focus on technical service and operations.
The Chinese manufacturer says the 8.7 MW project in Durango is just the first phase of an eventual 200 MW 'mega-project'. The Durango project is expected to open in the first quarter of 2014.
French electricity utility EDF's renewables arm has signed a JV with Indian solar company Acme. The Acme Solar JV is aiming to develop an initial portfolio of 200 MW in the country.
The German developer has had its BB+ credit rating suspended. The move comes after Friday's loss of a major project development contract.
The Canadian province says renewables – including hydro – will provide 46% of its energy needs by 2025. The prediction came as part of Ontario's updated Long Term Energy Plan, unveiled this week.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has released a $30 million fund for projects up to 200 kW in size. The NYSERDA cash can pay up to half the costs of solar projects.
The German solar developer S.A.G. Solarstrom says escalating project development costs may render its business model unviable. The news comes after the company announced a major deal for British projects has fallen through.
The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) will soon introduce the city's first net metering scheme, and has called on stakeholders for suggestions and feedback.
A new report examines the O&M market worldwide to 2017. The world's three biggest O&M providers are American despite the U.S. trailing in terms of installed capacity.
Chinese module manufacturer Sunergy blamed a temporary credit squeeze for third-quarter falls. The company is predicting better times ahead and claims the credit situation has already eased.
Chinese manufacturer Renesola has taken a $195 million hit on the closure of its out-of-date poly production line in Sichuan. The company will buy-in polysilicon to feed rising shipments.
Having undergone a restructuring process following a takeover by Chinese manufacturer STGCON, the Erfurt-based company will resume production next week.
Strengthening its financial position with an injection of capital, Germany-based Hanwha Q CELLS will expand production capacity and push its global business with power plant solutions and services.
The revised surcharge on renewable electricity will increase from 1% to 1.6% from January 1st, 2014.
Financing partner De Lage Landen has agreed to a further investment in the fund, which SunEdison hopes will create new markets by attracting more customers.
Module price index
The latest photovoltaic module prices for April have been published. Price increase for PV modules in Europe is not quite as strong as expected. In particular, thin film module prices remained relatively stable, with March showing barely any movement. Find the latest information on pv magazine's module price index page.
PV system prices
The latest photovoltaic system prices for February are now available. EuPD Research finds that German prices continue to flatten. Find the latest information on pv magazine's system prices page.
Chile investment guide
Investment guide, "Photovoltaics in Chile," published by Solarpraxis AG, in cooperation with Eclareon and law firm Dominguez, Ossa, Lon (DOLM), is available to download for free. The publication provides country-specific information on such issues as legal and political frameworks, permitting procedures, site acquisition and project financing.
Poland investment guide
Investment guide, Photovoltaics in Poland, is now available to download for free. The main frameworks for the Polish photovoltaic market have been outlined. The guide will be updated quarterly.
Ukranian investment opportunities
On the back of FIT cuts and maturing markets, investors are looking for new opportunities in south east Europe. Ukraine is presenting one logical and very interesting investment alternative, according to Ilko Iliev, CEO of Inea Consulting.
Betting on the bear
pv magazine, 02/2012
Solar shares: The crash of renewable energy shares on the stock exchange is not only attributable to the financial crisis and the economic difficulties besetting the industry. For months professional stock brokers have also perpetuated the fall in prices for solar shares through short selling.