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The pv magazine weekly news digest

David Cameron and Barack Obama share a beer.

The U.S. and U.K. continue to go their separate ways on renewables, encouraging data from Germany warms the solar cockles, and a new solar mapping tool raises the roof across the U.S.


India's local content requirements violate global trade rules, finds WTO

Indian solar installation.

World Trade Organization rules against India in U.S.-led dispute over the country's local content requirements for its solar industry; government likely to appeal decision.


Solyndra misled government to secure $535m loan guarantee, investigation finds

Solyndra HQ, Fremont, California.

Four-year probe finds that the bankrupt solar company misrepresented facts and omitted key information in securing federal loan guarantee under stimulus program.


Znshine officially out of MIP

The European Commission has rejected calls for a retroactive withdrawal

The European Commission has officially removed Chinese solar PV module manufacturer, Znshine from the EU minimum price (MIP) agreement. It has rejected calls for retroactive withdrawal, however.


EU doubles duty levels on solar glass from China

The European Commission has sharply raised duties on imports of solar glass from China, ruling that producers had absorbed previous anti-dumping and CVD penalties into their prices.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

Charlemagne

Aachen and Kostanz once again take a pivotal role in world history, the Chinese make David Cameron's job that bit easier and Hawaii and Scotland feature in the same story - you'll only find that in pv magazine.


China needs 200 GW of solar by 2020, say industry groups

China flag.

Country urged to double solar power goal in order to plug projected nuclear and hydropower shortfalls; currency devaluation could provide boon for solar exports but harm EU.


Chinese poly maker lands $133m bank finance

Polysilicon.

As the Chinese government tries to shore up ailing solar, and other, stock prices, Daqo has been handed a six-year boost by its local provincial bank.


Tenth of Chinese solar production capacity located overseas by end of 2015

A worker inspects a module at a JA Solar facility.

Data from BNEF finds Chinese companies have amassed more than 5 GW of solar cell production capacity abroad as they attempt to circumnavigate U.S. and EU trade duties.


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A catwalk model.

Solar may have achieved that magical combination of cheap and sexy but the industry is wracked by turmoil in China. No wonder the weekly digest is attracting such a following.


U.S. maintains solar tariffs, mixed response from industry

US flag

The U.S. Department of Commerce ruling to maintain tariffs on Chinese crystalline silicon modules, although at adjusted rates, has been met with mixed responses from the global industry.


Canada issues ruling on anti-dumping case, final duties set

Solar PV plant in Canada.

Following an investigation into Chinese companies importing solar PV products into Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has ruled that dumping and subsidizing has taken place and, while this has not caused...


Pilot production begins on Daqo's $150 million ramped up polysilicon capacity

Pilot production has begun on Daqo New Energy's newly added 6,000 MT polysilicon capacity in China. The aim is to increase this to 12,150 MT. The company has said it will achieve polysilicon production costs of US$12/kg "in the...


Leading German solar players call for end to minimum price

German flag, dark skies

Wacker, Baywa r.e. and MVV, three major German companies in the energy sector, have called for an end to the minimum price regime applied to Chinese modules. The companies claim the minimum price regulation is standing in the way...


Intersolar Europe: SolarWorld exits SolarPower Europe trade body

The SolarWorld booth at Intersolar Europe was abuzz today with talk of the company's exit from SolarPower Europe.

The industry body formerly known as EPIA had irked the German solar company with its opposition to EU trade duties, something SolarWorld had long lobbied for.


Eu Prosun calls for PV MIP investigation to be extended following solar companies' breach

Canadian Solar, ET Solar and ReneSola are no longer exempt from punitive trade duties, having breached the terms under the minimum price agreement framework, which had negated their tariff exemptions. EU Prosun has said they are...


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