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Chinese PV imports again in SolarWorld's crosshairs

Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands

The German-U.S. PV manufacturer is continuing its crusade against Chinese rivals, calling for an investigation into alleged circumvention of import duties and an extension of the EU's minimum price undertaking. The news follows...


EU Prosun blasts EPIA, plans new steps in PV trade dispute

EU ProSun President Miland Nitzschke

The SolarWorld-backed organization will announce on Wednesday further measures ahead of the expiration of the European Union's minimum import price and volume policy for Chinese solar PV manufacturers. EU ProSun President Milan...


Shungfeng CEO applauds EPIA minimum price stance

Eric Luo, Shunfeng CEO

Eric Luo has applauded EPIA's position on the EU minimum price, saying that renewable energy rollout should not be blocked anywhere in the world by protectionism. The Shungfeng CEO told pv magazine that the company is seeking to...


EPIA calls for free solar market

SNEC conference in Shanghai, EPIA's Oliver Schaefer and Murray Cameron 2015

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has officially spoken out against the European minimum price on PV modules on Chinese and Taiwanese solar cells and modules. EPIA has taken the position against the EU minimum...


LDK finally exits insolvency

LDK Solar headquarters.

Chinese manufacturer will exit proceedings on April 21. The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands this week unshackled the last restrictions on the reorganized solar giant.


Australia: Module dumping causes negligible injury

An Australian PV rooftop.

The Australian Government has found that a number of Chinese PV suppliers are guilty of having dumped modules in the market. However, it has recommended no action be taken due to the relatively small dumping margins and...


Shunfeng shareholders help impressive annual figures

Cheng Kin Ming.

The acquisition of Wuxi Suntech's manufacturing facilities transformed Shunfeng into a tier 1 player overnight but the ambitious company was staring down the barrel three months ago.


EU to raise minimum import price for Chinese solar modules

European Commission

A year after lowering the minimum import price, the European Commission is set to increase it back to its original level. The weak euro is one major reason for the move.


ET Solar to work with EC on MIP compliance

ET Solar flag and building

ET Solar is "very confident" it can address the concerns raised by the European Commission late last week in its finding that the company had breached the terms of the MIP agreement. ET says it will "address the EC's concerns...


ReneSola to exit European minimum price

ReneSola HQ

Chinese module manufacturer ReneSola has indicated that it will exit from the European Union's minimum import price (MIP) agreement. The reason for ReneSola's move is the European Commission ruling that Chinese companies cannot...


Dutch authorities investigating possible PV module import violations

Port of Rotterdam

An importer in the Netherlands is suspected of shipping re-labled solar modules from China to Europe via Malaysia and Taiwan. According to Dutch press reports, modules from 22 different manufacturers are being held in several...


Three Chinese manufacturers to be removed from minimum price agreement

The European Commission.

The European Commission (EC) has proposed removing Canadian Solar, ET Solar and Renesola from its minimum price agreement framework. The EC sites various breaches of the agreement and arrangements that make its enforcement...


Canada imposes provisional import duties on Chinese PV products

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in action.

The Canada Border Services Agency has slapped provisional duties of between 9.1% to 286.1% on Chinese exporters of certain PV modules and laminates.


SPI Solar's $1.6bn credit line

Money.

China-focused developer secures three new lines of credit. Cries of unfair state subsidy support are likely to ring loud again.


Interview: Indian manufacturers request upstream commitment

Floating PV plant.

India's solar manufacturers are pushing the government to incorporate domestic production across the PV supply chain as a part of its 100 GW plans. pv magazine speaks to Vikram Solar President and CTO Ivan Saha speaks to pv...


The pv magazine weekly news digest

A solar rooftop in Athens.

Big predictions, the U.S. public embraces solar, which is likely to come more and more from China, the Indian government punishes lack of punctuality and there's some positive news from Egypt.


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