US Trade Policy in Action: SolarWorld Now Growing Jobs and Solar Module Capacity

November 5, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

SolarWorld just announced an expansion of its solar module factory capacity during a bit of celebration in Oregon recently. And in June, SolarWorld Americas won its trade case when the Department of Commerce found in favor of the company's claim against Chinese solar module makers.[read more]

SolarWorld Wins Trade Case, But Faces Sliding Stock, Faulty Lug Recall, and More

August 28, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

SolarWorld Successes and Difficulties

In June, the Department of Commerce found in favor of petitioner SolarWorld in that company's trade case against Chinese solar module makers. The preliminary decision imposed significant tariffs on Chinese solar modules in the anti-dumping portion of this case.[read more]

SolarWorld Fires Shot at SEIA Over China Trade Case, But Leaves Settlement Possibility Open

August 17, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Late last month, the Commerce Department issued a preliminary ruling in SolarWorld's anti-dumping case against Chinese solar producers. The government will slap large tariffs on Chinese suppliers, which could raise the price of modules shipped into the U.S. by up to 20%.[read more]

The case against a tariff on imported Chinese solar panels

February 29, 2012 by Jim Pierobon

Last October the US subsidiary of German-based SolarWorld, a manufacturer of polysilicon solar cells, filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission alleging that China was selling solar cells in the US a low prices because of unfair subsidies.[read more]

SolarWorld states its case for tariffs on Chinese solar panel imports

February 15, 2012 by Jim Pierobon

China's Xi Jinping is the assumed next leader of the Chinese Communist Party. Watch for what he says about the raging dispute over China's solar panel prices and the trade war that looms. CREDIT: The visits this week in Washington, Iowa and Los Angeles by the presumed next general secretary of the Chinese Communist party, Xi...[read more]

Which Side Of The Solar Trade Wars Are You On?

January 10, 2012 by Marc Gunther

Should we worry about Chinese government subsidies to its solar industry? Or send the Chinese a thank-you note? A group of seven US-based manufacturers of solar panels is alarmed. These manufacturers, led by Solar World, a German firm with a plant in Oregon, filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission, which...[read more]

A Trade War With China Will Decimate US Solar

November 3, 2011 by Arno Harris

I've been getting up to speed on the trade proceeding initiated by SolarWorld that seeks to impose punitive duties on US companies that import Chinese solar modules. What I've learned is chilling. The nightmare that is likely to unfold will have severe and immediate consequences to the US solar industry. Unless the industry takes action...[read more]