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Suntech withdraws from EU price undertaking

Suntech solar module production.

Manufacturer of solar modules becomes latest Chinese firm to voluntarily walk away from the EU's minimum import price undertaking as average selling prices continue to fall globally.

European Commission seeks to bar five Chinese PV manufacturers from price undertaking

European, Chinese flags

Citing alleged violations of the minimum import price agreement with Chinese PV manufacturers, the European Commission has moved to remove Huashun China and Seraphim China from the undertaking. Another three producers have...

European solar sector calls for end of trade measures on Chinese products

European Commission, Brussels

The European Commission's trade measures have been ruinous for European manufacturers, led to the loss of thousands of jobs and stymied growth in the sector, members of SolarPower Europe argue in a letter to Brussels.

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.

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