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Shipping containers.

The U.S. Department of Commerce decision came as no surprise, there was good news in battery storage and equipment manufacture and SunEdison Chile wins the pv mag prize for best-named CEO.


GCL calls off Chinese wafer business sale

GCL-Poly manufacturing facility in China.

Polysilicon giant calls off sale in wake of ITC ruling that will see Chinese companies repatriate operations from Taiwan. Sale would have eased debt burden on GCL.


US-China trade dispute: 'Asian manufacturers won't give up this market'

Kaiser Permanente

In its continuing look at this week's ruling by the U.S. Commerce Department on Chinese and Taiwanese PV imports, pv magazine spoke to Stefan De Haan, principal photovoltaic analyst at IHS, on the possible repercussions of the...


US-China trade dispute: 'A negotiated settlement is as far away as ever'

PV installation, Cape Town, South Africa

Jenny Chase, head of Solar Insight at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, speaks to pv magazine about the impact of the U.S. ruling on Chinese and Taiwanese PV imports.


Industry reacts to US Commerce Department ruling

China, U.S. flags

While SolarWorld has applauded the U.S. decision to impose anti-dumping duties higher than 50% on imports of solar power products from China and about 20% from Taiwan, much of the U.S. solar industry has blasted the ruling as...


REC Silicon's outlook in China increasingly murky as trade war intensifies

REC Silicon facility, Moses Lake, WA

The Norwegian-U.S. polysilicon producer continues to skirt import tariff in China thanks to Process in Trade regulations, but that could soon change. Solar grade polysilicon sales in China make up 45% of the company's total...


US trade authorities increase tariffs on solar imports from China in final ruling

The U.S. Department of Commerce has raised duty rates on Chinese PV makers in its final ruling, but lowered rates for Taiwanese companies. Tariffs must still be confirmed in another ruling in January.


LDK directors resume control

LDK Solar headquarters.

Provisional liquidators' powers expire as company expects to institute restructure next week. News follows signing of a 30.6 MW module supply deal in China.


US solar producers cannot satisfy domestic demand, ITC hearing told

SolarWorld U.S. HQ.

The import of Chinese and Taiwanese solar cells and modules helped, not harmed, the U.S. solar industry say foreign suppliers on day one of the ITC hearing.


Minister delights Indian expo with 100 GW eight-year aim

The flag of India.

Jaw-dropping figure, mentioned 24 hours before Intersolar India opened, divided opinion between those who see it as a pipe dream and Narendra Modi's enthusiastic solar supporters.


SEIA calls for renewed effort to pass solar tax credit at Solar Power International

The U.S. solar trade organization has called for a renewed effort to pass the ITC, the coming end of which looms over the industry at the end of 2016. However, it will be an uphill battle at best.


India raises JNNSM target by 75%

Part of the entourage for Indian PM Narendra Modi's recent visit the White House.

Narendra Modi wants 15.75 GW, rather than 9 GW under the second phase of the national solar mission. Developers are meeting in New Delhi today to discuss the proposals.


Shipments of Chinese, Taiwanese PV surged before trade rulings

NPD Solarbuzz says that developers rushed to import Chinese and Taiwanese PV products into the United States in advance of preliminary tariffs, causing these products to take a dominant share of the market for the preceding four...


China coal tariffs could impact Australia solar industry

Mount Tom Price iron ore mine.

The solar industry has been worried that Australia may impose tariffs on cheap solar module imports from China. The surprise imposition of tariffs on Australian coal imports has raised the stakes dramatically.


India rejects anti-dumping: Industry reaction

Indian flag.

Despite disappointing some manufacturers, the decision by the Indian government not to introduce AD tariffs could prove positive for many local players.


SolarWorld module shipments reach record levels

SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck.

Company CEO Frank Asbeck confirms August and July to be best months ever for German company’s shipment volumes.


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