Tag Archives: European Union

Solar trade wars: are you winning yet?

This is our opportunity to learn from the policies of other nations so that we don’t commit the same mistakes – Ritesh Pothan Above – Prices of Yingli Modules European buyers this week have been warned they could face imprisonment … Continue reading

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SolarWorld shareholders approve rescue package; Qatar Solar picks up stake

Shareholders in the beleaguered German manufacturer SolarWorld have given the green light to a comprehensive restructuring of the company’s finances. The debt-for-equity deal, approved by a 91% majority yesterday, will see Doha-based Qatar Solar acquire a 29% interest in SolarWorld … Continue reading

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EU solar trade deal sets floating price on Chinese panels

The EU and China have announced the terms of the deal to end their long-running solar trade dispute, setting a minimum import price linked to industry price reports. The initial price level was not released at the time of publication. … Continue reading

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Leaks reveal EU efforts to close Chinese PV offshore loophole: Sets €0.56 per Watt minimum import price

More details of the EU trade deal have emerged including an attempt to stop Chinese manufacturers from circumventing the legislation by sending production capacity overseas. According to a document seen by PV Tech, Chinese firms will come under scrutiny by the European … Continue reading

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Solar panel dispute: EU reaches deal with China

The deal to resolve the biggest trade dispute between China and the European Union will avoid punitive tariffs from August on Chinese solar imports into Europe that were worth 21 billion euros ($27 billion) last year. BRUSSELS: The European Commission said on … Continue reading

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Chinese module prices continue to rise

Chinese panels are increasing in price due to the EU’s anti-dumping tariffs. As a result, high-quality modules from South Korean and Western suppliers are becoming more competitive, says IHS. The European Union’s anti-dumping tariffs are driving up prices for Chinese … Continue reading

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REC turns profitable as PV module plant at full capacity

REC reported second quarter 2013 revenue of NOK 1,544 million (US$ 257.3 million), a 21% increase over the prior quarter. The company posted a positive EBITDA of NOK 152 million (US$25.3 million) in the quarter, marking a return to an … Continue reading

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India May Expand Solar Dumping Probe to EU, Japan Cells – All parties must submit written statements by July 25, and defendants have until Aug. 2 to respond

Indian clean-energy companies that claim manufacturers in the U.S. and China dumped solar cells below cost on the market are seeking to extend their case to include imports from Europe and Japan. Indosolar Ltd. (ISLR), Jupiter Solar Power Ltd. and … Continue reading

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European Commission reveals August duty rates on Chinese solar companies upto 67.9%

The European Commission has published in its Official Journal details of duties levied on Chinese manufacturers with Delsolar hit the hardest. Yingli fared best with a duty rate of 37.3% as well as Jinzhou Yangguang Energy 38.3%. Delsolar was handed … Continue reading

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European Commission to impose 11.8% duties on Chinese manufacturers with an increase to 68% in August

In a press conference, European trade commissioner, Karel de Gucht, said duties would be phased in to allow for a negotiated solution. The European Commission has announced preliminary duties of 11.8% will be applied to Chinese solar manufacturers’ modules and … Continue reading

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