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US Solar Industry Leaders Testify before ITC on Chinese Silicon PV Dumping, Subsidies

October 5th, 2012 | by Andrew

Massive Chinese government subsidies have led to equally massive overcapacity and Chinese manufacturers' exports to the US, and that in turn's led to a rising tide of US solar bankruptcies and downsizing at a critical juncture in the global industry's development, US solar industry leaders and supporters testified. The Commerce Dept.'s much anticipated final determination on duties is right around the corner


Vestas’ Wind Tower Factory Sale: The Shape of Things to Come in Wind, Solar Manufacturing?

June 15th, 2012 | by Andrew

Vestas' sale of its Varda wind tower factory to China's Titan Wind Energy is to save Danish green jobs and confer numerous benefits for both companies. It's also clear evidence of the effectiveness and success of China's industrial policy drive to dominate wind and solar PV manufacturing worldwide, one that's "hollowing out" U.S. and E.U. manufacturing well before they've had the chance to mature.


Dumping Solar: Downstream U.S. Solar PV Businesses Join CASM, Case Against China’s Unfair Trade Practices

May 10th, 2012 | by Andrew

The membership of CASM, which has field unfair trade petitions against China, has grown to 202 U.S. solar PV businesses employing some 17,000. More than 85% aren'tt solar PV manufacturers-- they're actively providing a full range of solar PV products and services, from solar PV sales and installation and systems integration to product distribution, finance and legal services


China, Inc. Locked In on World Solar, Wind Manufacturing Domination

May 3rd, 2012 | by Andrew

China's new 12th Five-Year Plan clearly shows that rather than striving to comply with internationally agreed-upon trade rules, the Chinese government is intent on dominating solar PV and wind energy manufacturing globally. China's new plan will direct some $1.5 trillion into solar PV manufacturing export, with polysilicon, thin-film CIGS solar PV producers and equipment manufacturers now squarely in its sights


Dumping Solar: The Case for CASE, Solar Growth and China’s Subsidies

January 26th, 2012 | by Andrew

International trade tensions are rising and taking on increasing significance and urgency all the way up to national and international policy levels, as illustrated by Pres. Obama announcing the creation of an international trade investigations task force in his State of the Union address Tuesday evening. Clean Technica interviewed a senior solar energy industry executive and board member of the Coalition of Affordable Solar (CASE) to better understand its opposition to international trade petitions filed against China's subsidizing and export of silicon solar PV cells and modules currently under investigation by the Commerce Dept. and International Trade Commission


US-China SolarTrade Dispute: The Case for CASM and US Manufacturing

January 20th, 2012 | by Andrew

The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing's (CASM) filing of complaints with the US ITC and Dept. of Commerce has generated a maelstrom of debate and public relations activity that's divided the US solar power industry and rippled out far wider than the confines of the US' emerging solar power industry, and justifiably so. Clean Technica interviewed the Wiley, Rein partner in charge of representing SolarWorld Industries America and CASM's in its anti-dumping and countervailing duty petitions



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