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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...

Indian energy minister threatens to file 16 solar cases against US with WTO

Piyush Goyal.

Warning shot fired by Piyush Goyal is latest in tit for tat dispute between India and the U.S. over the former's domestic content requirements for solar. Comments draw ire from industry.

5 takeaways on Turkish PV from Solarex

Crowds in Turkey

The 7th annual Solarex trade show is Istanbul closed its doors on Saturday. pv magazine was on the spot and tried to make sense of the ever-shifting regulatory and solar business landscape of this promising but, at times,...

SolarCity/Silevo may have to pay duties on Chinese-made cells

U.S. trade authorities are recommending that the heterojunction silicon PV maker’s appeal for an exemption from trade duties be rejected. A final ruling will be issued in June.

Yingli reaches $7.5m lawsuit settlement deal with Solyndra

Solyndra's former HQ.

Anti-trust Litigation settled in lawsuit brought by the now-defunct Solyndra back in 2012; deal sees Solyndra agree to release Yingli and its affiliates from similar allegations or claims in the future.

Trina Solar begins module production in Thailand

The world’s largest PV maker has also signed $143 million in financing agreements for the factory in Rayong, Thailand.

U.S. trade authorities to rule on import duties for Silevo

SolarCity’s high-efficiency PV module subsidiary has petitioned for exemption from U.S. duties on products from China. A preliminary ruling is expected on April 4.

India on course to install 4 GW of solar this year, says Mercom Capital

Solar installation in Rajasthan.

Forecast by global clean energy communication firm expects doubling of PV installations in India in 2016, with a further 8 GW to be added in 2017 as the market ramps up significantly.

India: WTO ruling could deliver $100bn hit to solar manufacturers

Indian fab in Bangalore.

President of Solar Energy Society of India labels ruling very bad news for Indian solar industry, warning of a potential $100 billion loss to domestic manufacturers; government working on new manufacturing policy.

Chinese polysilicon imports hit a record high in January

Data from Chinese customs shows the import of polysilicon reached a new record volume in January 2016 at 12,388 tons, 19% over December levels.

It's official: WTO rules against India's domestic content requirement

In an echo of the ruling against Ontario's domestic content rules, the WTO has sided with the United States in saying that the requirement violates international trade agreements.

European Commission recognizes WINAICO as genuine solar producer

WINAICO PV module presentation

The Taiwanese company will not be affected by the European Commission's extended anti-dumping duties on imports of solar products originating from China after being recognized as a genuine solar producer exporting Taiwanese-made...

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