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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
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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]

SolarWorld Wins Again: Big Anti-Dumping Tariffs in US-China Solar Panel Trade Case

July 28, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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The Department of Commerce has again found for the petitioner, SolarWorld, in its Chinese solar module trade case. The preliminary decision imposes significant tariffs on Chinese solar modules in the anti-dumping portion of this case.[read more]

Big Tariffs in US-China Solar Panel Trade Case; No Settlement in Sight

June 7, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

The Department of Commerce found for the petitioner, SolarWorld, and levied substantial tariffs in its just-announced preliminary finding in the Chinese solar module trade investigation. Commerce imposed preliminary duties on imports of panels made by Suntech, Trina Solar, and most other Chinese producers.[read more]

Which Country Has More Solar Energy Capacity than the Rest of the World Combined?

February 26, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson
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Solar Energy Expansion in China

In 2013 China installed a record 12GW of solar power capacity, considerably more than Germany ever has in one year. I read stories about it all over the place. What I didn’t read in any of those stories was that in the same year China installed about 40 GW of solar water heating capacity.[read more]

China Confirms 14 Gigawatts of Solar Energy Incentives for 2014

February 19, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

China will be the number one solar market again in 2014 if it meets its recently announced goals. China's National Energy Administration has set a 2014 goal of incentivizing 14 gigawatts of domestic solar capacity, 6 gigawatts aimed at utility scale and 8 gigawatts aimed at distributed generation.[read more]

China's Solar Market Beat All Expectations For 2013

February 1, 2014 by Joshua Hill
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Despite predictions all through 2013 suggesting that Japan would walk away the dominant solar PV market, Bloomberg New Energy Finance has revealed that China “outstripped even the most optimistic forecasts” to install a record 12 GW of photovoltaic projects in 2013.[read more]

China May Have Deployed More Solar in 2013 Alone Than America Has Installed Altogether

January 29, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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China and Solar Deployment

China has the fastest train in the world, the most megacities in the world, and the biggest population. Now China can boast a new record: It has installed the most solar PV in one year. Preliminary figures show that China installed 12,000 megawatts of solar in 2013.[read more]

Coal, Renewables, and China: Headlines and Bottom Lines

January 27, 2014 by Armond Cohen
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Coal, Renewables, and China

The new year brought some deserved celebration of the advance of renewable energy in China, as the government announced nearly 8 Gigawatts of wind power additions and 3.6 Gigawatts of new solar installed during 2013. But it is important to keep this laudable progress in perspective.[read more]

China Decides Which Solar Energy Companies Live or Die

January 14, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

"The government picking winners and losers" versus "the free market": It's the eternal debate at the center of any discussion about Chinese or American industrial and energy policy. The argument also arises in discussions between American progressives and conservatives.[read more]

China's Installed PV To Reach 10 GW By End Of Year

December 11, 2013 by Joshua Hill
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Chinese state news has announced that the country’s on-grid solar power capacity will reach 10 GW by the end of 2013, which is a 200% increase from a year ago, based on figures forecast by the National Energy Administration.[read more]

Solar Energy: Suntech Takeover Bids Heat Up

October 16, 2013 by Nigel Morris

Solar Energy and Suntech

The challenges faced by the worlds PV manufacturers are big. Really big. According to recent analysis, the top 10 Chinese solar manufacturers have a combined debt running at US$16.3bn. The role of Suntech in this story is an important one given their former size and status.[read more]

Will the SEIA Settle the US-China Solar Energy Dispute?

October 3, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

U.S.-China Solar Dispute

Trade tension between the U.S. and China on solar energy ramped up another notch when China’s Ministry of Commerce announced they are activating preliminary anti-dumping duties on polysilicon imports for photovoltaic solar panels from U.S. manufacturers.[read more]

China, EU Reach Settlement in Solar Energy Module Trade Dispute

July 31, 2013 by Herman Trabish

China, EU Trade Settlement

 

Chinese and European Commission negotiators have agreed to a minimum price for imported solar modules, a settlement expected to end the threat of a China-European Union solar trade war. The agreed settlement price was 0.56 euro cents per watt.[read more]

Chinese Plan To Boost Solar Energy Capacity Boosts Solar Energy Stocks

July 19, 2013 by Joshua Hill

The past few years has seen China supplant Europe as the world’s largest solar manufacturer as well as dominate the installation process as well, with Chinese solar installations becoming a mainstay in the electricity generation mix.[read more]