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JinkoSolar expresses disappointment at proposed US duties on Chinese panels

JinkoSolar 1.2 MW BIPV project in the US

The Chinese PV manufacturer says the Commerce Department decision "will have a negative impact on the solar industry and will ultimately end up hurting U.S. customers and U.S. solar jobs the most."

WTO dispute strains the limits of friendship and fair trade

Ontario Lily Lake Solar Farm photovoltaics

In what can only be described as a "Bizarro World" scenario, even as Canada continued to take the heat last week for the domestic content requirement in Ontario’s feed-in tariff (FIT.2) scheme, legislators in Washington, DC,...

SNEC: 30+ percent tariffs lead to unintended consequences


On the final day of the SNEC trade show in Shanghai, the unintended consequences of the 30-plus percent tariffs that are set to imposed on photovoltaic exports from China to the U.S. have begun to emerge. Taiwanese manufacturers...

Belectric installs 1 GW

Germany 67.8MW solar photovoltaic project Belectric

Germany-based Belectric says it has installed one gigawatt (GW) of photovoltaics worldwide. The "milestone" was achieved following the commissioning of a series of multi-megawatt projects at the start of this week.

GCL and Isofoton unveil 1 GW solar plans

Isofoton HQ Spain

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited and Isofoton S.A. have signed a memorandum of understanding, under which they plan to develop one gigawatt (GW) worth of solar plants across the globe.

US contemplates solar domestic content requirement rules

Chinese solar photovoltaic module manufacturing, BYD

Two U.S. Senators have unveiled their plans to introduce a domestic content requirement, in order to prevent Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers from taking advantage of the country’s 30 percent tax credit.

China 'caught red-handed' on US solar anti-dumping charges

China US flags

The verdict is in and China has been found guilty as charged – or more accurately, liable for undercharging on sales of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and panels in the U.S. market.

Clean Power Research launches tool for analyzing solar irradiation


An accurate and cost-effective technology for analyzing solar irradiance could help utilities increase photovoltaic generation into the grid. A new technology launched by Clean Power Research aims to address this issue.

PV equipment suppliers emphasise cost reductions through new tools

PV equipment

Speakers at the International Photovoltaic Equipment Association’s (IPVEA) organised press conference, which took place during the first day of SNEC 2012, used the opportunity to pitch various approaches aimed at reducing...

SNEC: Big equipment on show

Shanghai China

Lively business was done today, the first day of 6th-annual SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai, with a more professional trade show and a strong presence from equipment suppliers greeting attendees.

Solar Millennium liquidator confident of investor payout

Solar Millennium solar thermal

Solar Millennium AG’s liquidator, Volker Böhm is confident that those who invested in the company will receive compensation. However, the amount repaid will depend on whether yet to be completed projects can be sold.

Global solar tradeshow alliance formed

SNEC PV 2010

Three of the solar industry’s biggest event organizers have joined forces to create the Global Solar Alliance. New and emerging markets will be a key focus of the new group, which also aims to raise solar awareness with the...

Manz moves manufacturing close to market

The Manz HQ building.

Photovoltaic and electronics equipment manufacturer Manz has moved closer to many of its clients, by opening a equipment manufacturing fab in Suzhou, two hours west of Shanghai.

Class action lawsuit filed against Solar Millennium

Solar Millennium plant

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Solar Millennium AG at Germany's Nürnberg-Fürth district court. It has been found that the through the company’s insolvency, a loss of €315,000 was incurred.

Sovello unveils redevelopment plan

Sovello production

Sovello GmbH's management have today unveiled a redevelopment concept, aimed at bringing the company back to solvency. It includes finding a "suitable" investor, evaluating costs, and continuing production.

Phoenix Solar Q1 growth positive following dire 2011

Phoenix Solar Messe Munich

Phoenix Solar AG has shown financial improvement in its first quarter (Q1) 2012 results on the back of a dismal 2011. It remains positive for the full year (FY).

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