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JA Solar latest Chinese firm to withdraw from EU price undertaking

JA Solar module inspection.

Solar company becomes latest Tier 1 player to voluntarily remove itself from the European Union's minimum import price undertaking.


India: Many avenues for solar manufacturing growth post-WTO decision, says Mercom Capital

India's ministers have to explore other ways to support the country's domestic manufacturing industry if Modi's goal of 100 GW of solar by 2022 is to be reached.

World Trade Organization's rejection of Indian appeal against U.S. complaint lays bare the 'contradictory' nature of India's Domestic Content Requirement, says Mercom Capital Group, and should compel government to pursue other...


India loses solar appeal at World Trade Organization

India solar array.

Appeal to overturn US complaint that India's domestic content requirement for its solar power sector is discriminatory rejected by the WTO, as expected. India has lodged similar trade case against U.S.


EU reimposes AD solar duties on three more Chinese companies

European Commission

Osda Solar, Qixin Solar Electrical Appliance and Shandong Linuo Photovoltaic Hi-Tech all deemed to be in breach of the terms of the MIP undertaking.


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Another busy week in solar draws to a close, with Chile, Argentina and SolarCity on the PV podium.

Massive movement in LatAm as Chile lowers the PV price bar and Argentina sets its solar sights high. Elsewhere, SolarCity continues to grab the headlines.


EU Commission removes five further solar firms from MIP undertaking

European Commission.

Lerri Solar, DelSolar, CNPV, Motech and Xian Longi have all been withdrawn from the Minimum Import Price (MIP) undertaking measures agreed between China and the European Commission, the EU has confirmed.


SolarWorld under pressure to find resolution to Hemlock court case

SolarWorld array being installed.

IHS Senior Research Director Ash Sharma spoke to pv magazine to give his take on the SolarWorld and Hemlock Semiconductor initial ruling last week, and how the two companies are likely to proceed from here, expecting that...


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Hemlock Semiconductor HQ.

The SolarWorld-Hemlock case dominated the news this week, but Intersolar North America, EU investigation into alleged Chinese malpractice and India’s soaring PV ambitions also turned heads.


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pv magazine launches its U.S. website

At the Intersolar North America trade show we have launched a new site specifically for the American solar industry, with a focus on downstream markets and, of course, policy.


Turkey opens anti-dumping investigation against Chinese solar firms

Turkish flag.

Ministry of Economy issues communiqué concerning the import of solar cells from China; anti-dumping case brought by three Turkish solar companies.


China's Shinetime withdrawn from EU MIP undertaking

European Commission.

Commission finds that the Chinese solar firm breached the Minimum Import Price agreement by allegedly selling below the set MIP level.


SolarCity/Silevo must pay duties on Chinese-made PV cells

In its final ruling, U.S. trade authorities have stated that SolarCity’s heterojunction silicon solar cells are subject to duties on Chinese-made cells.


Overheating and incompatible plug connectors

At the PV farm in question, actual black and white sheep occasionally graze beneath the solar panels.

Black sheep I: In a Bavarian solar farm, experts discovered overheated junction boxes after commissioning and, later, overheated plug connectors as well.


A question of quality for European module manufacturers

Automation at Aleo Solar in Prenzlau.

In the run-up to the third pv magazine quality roundtable at Intersolar Europe, we report on a survey of European manufacturers about strategy and quality. The question is, what makes Made in Europe attractive to buyers looking...


India confirms it will file 16 solar cases against US under WTO dispute

India solar.

Country's commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman confirms that the government will press ahead with plans to file 16 cases against the U.S. for violating World Trade Organization treaties on clean energy.


EU ProSun welcomes IHS study findings

EU ProSun President Milan Nitzschke

With its recently commissioned study, the Solar Alliance for Europe made the case that PV modules could be 20% cheaper in Europe without import tariffs. Industry lobby group EU ProSun, however, argues that the Alliance has drawn...


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