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Trade case: Taiwan investigates 7 solar manufacturers

Seven solar companies are under investigation in Taiwan

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is reportedly investigating seven local solar manufacturers who have been labeling products made in China as coming from Taiwan, before shipping them to Europe. The companies were fined in...

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Fraunhofer solar cell research.

The race for solar panel efficiency heats up, SunEdison goes for a more streamlined model, Europe wants to nip the MIP in the bud, and Germany lends a helping hand to India.

Australia drops anti-dumping case against Chinese solar firms

Solar installation, Australia.

Australian Anti-Dumping Commission recommended the investigation be terminated in April having found only negligible injury or hindrance caused to the Australian PV industry.

REC Silicon may be forced to shutter Washington operations due to trade war

REC Silicon's operations in Moses Lake, Washington.

The company says that despite "significant progress" towards a resolution of the solar panel trade dispute between the U.S. and China, without a solution also for polysilicon, "there will be no resolution of the trade war."

PV trade dispute: EU ProSun files request for expiry review of undertaking

European Commission building

EU Prosun announced this summer its intention to file the request with the European Commission within the allotted time and it has now done so before the deadline expired this past weekend. Supporters and opponents in the PV...

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David Cameron and Barack Obama share a beer.

The U.S. and U.K. continue to go their separate ways on renewables, encouraging data from Germany warms the solar cockles, and a new solar mapping tool raises the roof across the U.S.

India's local content requirements violate global trade rules, finds WTO

Indian solar installation.

World Trade Organization rules against India in U.S.-led dispute over the country's local content requirements for its solar industry; government likely to appeal decision.

Solyndra misled government to secure $535m loan guarantee, investigation finds

Solyndra HQ, Fremont, California.

Four-year probe finds that the bankrupt solar company misrepresented facts and omitted key information in securing federal loan guarantee under stimulus program.

Znshine officially out of MIP

The European Commission has rejected calls for a retroactive withdrawal

The European Commission has officially removed Chinese solar PV module manufacturer, Znshine from the EU minimum price (MIP) agreement. It has rejected calls for retroactive withdrawal, however.

EU doubles duty levels on solar glass from China

The European Commission has sharply raised duties on imports of solar glass from China, ruling that producers had absorbed previous anti-dumping and CVD penalties into their prices.

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Aachen and Kostanz once again take a pivotal role in world history, the Chinese make David Cameron's job that bit easier and Hawaii and Scotland feature in the same story - you'll only find that in pv magazine.

China needs 200 GW of solar by 2020, say industry groups

China flag.

Country urged to double solar power goal in order to plug projected nuclear and hydropower shortfalls; currency devaluation could provide boon for solar exports but harm EU.

Chinese poly maker lands $133m bank finance


As the Chinese government tries to shore up ailing solar, and other, stock prices, Daqo has been handed a six-year boost by its local provincial bank.

Tenth of Chinese solar production capacity located overseas by end of 2015

A worker inspects a module at a JA Solar facility.

Data from BNEF finds Chinese companies have amassed more than 5 GW of solar cell production capacity abroad as they attempt to circumnavigate U.S. and EU trade duties.

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A catwalk model.

Solar may have achieved that magical combination of cheap and sexy but the industry is wracked by turmoil in China. No wonder the weekly digest is attracting such a following.

U.S. maintains solar tariffs, mixed response from industry

US flag

The U.S. Department of Commerce ruling to maintain tariffs on Chinese crystalline silicon modules, although at adjusted rates, has been met with mixed responses from the global industry.

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