Legal

Appeals court upholds SolarWorld’s $800 million debt to Hemlock

The ruling comes as the German solar manufacturer is restarting following an insolvency process, and Hemlock may have a hard time collecting.

U.S. legislators pressure ITC to reject trade petition

A bipartisan group of congressmen cite the possibility of devastating job losses as a reason to reject the Suniva/SolarWorld Section 201 trade case, one day before the commission hears testimony.

Heraeus launches appeal against Taiwanese IP court decision

German silver paste manufacturer Heraeus announced that it has appealed the decision of Taiwanese regional intellectual property (IP) court, following its July 7th decision that Giga Solar does not infringe on its patent.

Enphase CEO Paul Nahi steps down during second-quarter earnings call

In a move that caught some by surprise, the third member of the founding team at Enphase said he felt it was time for a new CEO to continue its global growth. The company expects to name a new CEO by Aug. 31.

Reuters: Shareholder from Qatar may save SolarWorld

The Qatar Foundation is to be a prospective investor. SolarWorld’s provisional insolvency administrator refused to comment on the reports, but was optimistic that a short-term solution could be reached for two production facilities in Germany.

India launches AD probe against Chinese, Taiwanese and Malaysian solar cells

Country’s Directorate General of Anti-Dumping states that it has identified a causal link between dumping and injury of Indian firms, enough to warrant the initiation of the investigation.

U.S. court upholds strict scope for duties on Chinese, Taiwanese imports

A pair of court rulings has shot down challenges by a range of solar manufacturers related to the details of 2014 import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan.

New EU solar pricing proposal ‘divorces prices from reality’, says SolarPower Europe

Intended update for MIP by the European Commission’s DG Trade will set a pricing schedule for panels and cells on the European market that does not reflect market realities, trade body argues.

Greece’s PPC utility targets 550 MW of new solar

Greece’s incumbent utility, the Public Power Corporation (PPC) has announced a target for new solar PV projects. The move, while justified, may come too late to save the PPC, which is trying to reduce its reliance on lignite and avoid bankruptcy.

Australia becomes 35th member of International Solar Alliance

Launched in Paris during the COP21 summit, the International Solar Alliance, spearheaded by India and France, has this week welcomed Australia to the fold.