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MEPs urge European Commission to end solar trade duties

A total of 22 Members of European Parliament, including the vice-chair of the Energy Committee of the European Parliament, co-sign a letter addressed to the European Commission calling for the removal of antidumping and anti-subsidy duties against Chinese solar components.

SolarWorld’s year of two halves laid bare as Q3 revenue contracts

Revenue of EUR 204 million is below both Q2 2016 and Q3 2015 despite slight shipments increase year-on-year. SolarWorld cuts production volume and staff in third quarter as it prepares for Q4.

JA Solar settles $1bn Hemlock lawsuit

Facing a lawsuit in the region of $1 billion filed by polysilicon producer Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, the Chinese Tier 1 solar company has today reached a settlement at the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

SolarPower Europe reiterates call to scrap MIP as GCL-SI withdraws

The latest high-profile walkaway from the EU’s minimum import price undertaking sees GCL-SI withdraw, meaning nearly all of China’s largest solar firms have either left or been expelled from the agreement.

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German behemoths SolarWorld and SMA both lowered their financial forecasts this week; Tesla reveals details of its Panasonic partnership, and the IEA ups its renewables forecast, albeit only slightly.

Suntech withdraws from EU price undertaking

Manufacturer of solar modules becomes latest Chinese firm to voluntarily walk away from the EU’s minimum import price undertaking as average selling prices continue to fall globally.

European Commission seeks to bar five Chinese PV manufacturers from price undertaking

Citing alleged violations of the minimum import price agreement with Chinese PV manufacturers, the European Commission has moved to remove Huashun China and Seraphim China from the undertaking. Another three producers have notified the EC of their voluntary withdrawal.

European solar sector calls for end of trade measures on Chinese products

The European Commission’s trade measures have been ruinous for European manufacturers, led to the loss of thousands of jobs and stymied growth in the sector, members of SolarPower Europe argue in a letter to Brussels.

JA Solar latest Chinese firm to withdraw from EU price undertaking

Solar company becomes latest Tier 1 player to voluntarily remove itself from the European Union’s minimum import price undertaking.

India: Many avenues for solar manufacturing growth post-WTO decision, says Mercom Capital

World Trade Organization’s rejection of Indian appeal against U.S. complaint lays bare the ‘contradictory’ nature of India’s Domestic Content Requirement, says Mercom Capital Group, and should compel government to pursue other ways to subsidize domestic manufacturers.

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