Industry experts and leading U.S. solar companies do not expect any immediate or seismic fallout following the announcement that the WTO has upheld parts of China's counter-claim.
The country is also increasingly working with Turkey on a number of ambitious energy projects, including a plans to build 1 GW of capacity and a 450-kilometer-long submarine electricity line connecting the two countries.
Germany's PV equipment and plant manufacturers are cautiously optimistic and expecting a 25 percent increase in revenue this year despite lacking a plan to ensure their competitiveness in the medium term.
Monthly stock report shows impressive uptick for the Arizona company, while SunPower continues to create a buzz.
The rapid expansion of the solar market in China and Japan is off-setting the decline across Europe, according to analysts IHS.
The German plant manufacturer posts €266.2 million revenues for 2013, driven by growth in the display and semiconductor sectors. CEO calls for active industry PV policy in Germany.
Californian utility PG&E sourced 22.5% of its power from renewable sources in 2013, while the average U.K. share hit a record 13.8%.
Despite retaining its position as the world's leading inverter company with 5.4 GW sold, SMA suffered a sales horror-show last year in the wake of European PV contraction.
Figures from the China Chamber of Commerce confirm China-European business revenues down by $3.7bn last year.
The Chinese solar company enjoyed a net profit of $266.7 million last year, boosted by an increase in delivery of turnkey lines.
The global PV industry will add 100 GW of capacity a year by 2018 say the analysts, with c-Si technology set to dominate the landscape.
The analysts expect global expenditure on solar PV to increase by 45% on last year, with Latin America leading the way on manufacturing growth.
The overcapacity and price falls that dogged manufacturers are expected to have finally fed through into this year's results for German inverter maker SMA Solar. The figures will be confirmed on Thursday.
The three-day Shanghai conference and exhibition showcased a booming domestic PV market and a recovering manufacturing industry while focusing on the country's increasingly significant downstream sector.
The Japanese government is expected to approve recommendations to slightly reduce PV FIT levels while introducing a new subsidy program for battery storage systems.
The amicable solution reached with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce ensures Wacker's minimum import prices are based on market levels. MOFCOM will refrain from applying punitive tariffs.
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