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MEPs prepare to vote on EU carbon border

Carbon price levied on imported goods should be linked to level set by the bloc’s emissions trading system and should cover the power sector by 2023, according to members of the European Parliament’s environment committee.

Indian reliance on polycrystalline tech production leaves it trailing China

Polycrystalline PV technology, which is seeing its market share tumble on the global stage, still dominates India’s small solar manufacturing base and is emblematic of the R&D shortfalls in the sector, according to a survey of the state of the industry.

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European industrial strategy makes no mention of solar

The move has been welcomed as a step in the right direction by lobby group SolarPower Europe nevertheless, particularly as it envisages bringing together EU low-carbon businesses. The outline ambition will now be considered by the European Parliament.

India wins WTO solar dispute against US

A World Trade Organization panel has found a U.S. move to incentivize the use of domestic solar products put imported goods from India and other countries at a disadvantage.

US-China trade war may lead to dumping of Chinese steel into India

The contraction in Chinese trade flows to the U.S. is likely to result in the dumping in India of Far Eastern electronic and electrical components as well as steel, iron, chemicals and plastic products.

India prioritizes domestic products in plan for 12 GW of new solar

The Indian Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a plan for projects to be enabled by public bodies in the hope that avoiding competitive procurement will enable it to circumvent WTO rules related to import parity.

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Residential PV demand spikes as Vietnam eyes new installation targets

Residential solar installations have almost trebled in Ho Chi Minh City in the past nine months, in line with the Vietnamese government’s recently announced aim for solar arrays to be installed on 26% of the country’s homes by 2030.

Hanwha Q Cells opening 1.6 GW-plus module assembly facility in the US

The South Korean group will start construction of the factory, in Whitfield County, Georgia, this year, with completion slated for 2019

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