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China to achieve solar grid parity in 2023, slow development of storage hinders RE adoption, survey shows

Examining the outlook for renewables, grid and infrastructure, and energy storage for the next five years and beyond, the Lloyd’s Register 2018 Technology Radar study asks the question: When will renewables become the dominant source of energy?

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EU, China request consultation with US over solar tariffs, WTO filing shows

Following the introduction of 30% graduated tariffs on imported solar modules into the U.S., the European Union and China have joined South Korea and Taiwan in filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization.

Meyer Burger goes to Chinese court for patent infringement

The Swiss PV equipment manufacturer has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in China against Wuxi Shangji Automation Co, Ltd for the protection of its patented wire winding system for the cutting of solar wafers, the Diamond Wire Management System (DWMS).

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UK: London backs solar with funding for 1 GW PV scheme

London has launched a £34 million Energy for Londoners scheme, which includes goal of generating 1 GW of energy from solar by 2030. Shirley Rodrigues, deputy mayor for the environment and energy, presented parts of London’s energy vision this week at the Energy Storage Connected Systems conference.

Gintech, Solartech, NSP merger approved by board members

The coming together of three of Taiwan’s largest solar cell manufacturers has been given the green light today by the respective boards of directors of the three companies. New company United Renewable Energy Co., is expected to become a recognized entity on March 28.

India: SECI postpones 2 GW tender, extends manufacturing deadline

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has postponed the 2 GW PV project tender until further notice. The company has also extended the deadline for expressions of interest for setting up solar manufacturing plants in India until January 29.

India rejects U.S. solar claim at WTO

India hit back on Monday at Washington’s latest legal assault on its solar power policies at the World Trade Organization, rejecting a US legal claim and exploring possible new protection of India’s own solar industry.

India considers 7.5% duty on imported solar modules

According to reports, India is planning to impose a 7.5% tax on imported solar PV modules.

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USITC delivers report to Trump: China’s circumvention unforeseen

The U.S. International Trade Commission delivered a report to President Trump that should bolster Section 201’s petitioners, SolarWorld and Suniva’s efforts to get the president to impose sanctions on solar imports as the January 26 deadline looms.

Trump team argues strongly for tariffs

Reports say an unreleased memo circulating within the White House lays out arguments for the strongest of trade sanctions against Chinese solar module makers in what is likely a bad sign for U.S. solar markets.

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