solar tariffs

PG&E's New Tariff Could 'Gut the PV Opportunity' for the Commercial Sector

July 29, 2015 by Jeff St. John

Tariffs and PV Opportunity


If you were wandering the halls of last week’s Intersolar conference in San Francisco, you probably heard a lot of worried, angry talk about something called the A-6 tariff, and how proposed changes to it were threatening to undercut commercial solar PV economics in Northern California.[read more]

A New Tariff Policy to Accelerate India's Renewables Growth

April 30, 2015 by Tobias Engelmeier

The Ministry of Power has proposed amendments to the country’s existing tariff policy of 2005. Promotion of renewable generation sources has now been added as the fifth objective of the policy, and there are three salient features for the solar sector in this proposed amendment.[read more]

India Exploring Solar Bids in Dollar Terms to Bring Down Tariffs

April 3, 2015 by Tobias Engelmeier

Based on a recent report, the government seems to be considering cutting solar tariffs in India by offering power purchase agreements through bids in dollar terms. We believe that the government should instead be looking at developing indigenous financing solutions.[read more]

What Do Solar Anti-Dumping Tariffs Mean for Australia?

March 14, 2015 by Nigel Morris

A little over a year ago, Australia’s only PV module manufacturer initiated an Anti-Dumping claim over the importation of Chinese PV products. In the simplest of terms, the claim is based on the allegation that damage was caused to local industry by importers selling solar product below cost.[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 Wins Again: Big Anti-Dumping Tariffs in US-China Solar Panel Trade Case

July 28, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

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]

A Rising Tension: 'Value-of-Solar' Tariff Versus Net Metering

April 15, 2014 by Herman Trabish

Pricing Solar

The Alliance for Solar Choice, a group made up of leading solar service providers, is a staunch defender of net energy metering. And that has brought it into conflict with solar advocates calling for a more precise "value of solar" calculation.[read more]