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Solar PV Trade Disputes Escalate as German Group Files Dumping Charges against China

July 25th, 2012 | by Andrew

Solar PV trade disputes between China and its main trading partners are escalating, as a group of German solar companies, led by SolarWorld AG, filed a WTO anti-dumping petition with the European Commission. The filing heightens tensions and divisions among industry participants, who have been put under increasing pressure as a result of a massive build-up in solar PV supply and manufacturing capacity, the bulk of which has come from China.


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.


Solar Energy Companies Look to Capital Markets for Long-term Financing

February 17th, 2012 | by Andrew

Utilities and independent power producers with ready access to the US bond market are ramping up their project development and ownership activities, and that may open up opportunities for other industry participants to follow suit. Recent developments indicate that institutional investors may have an appetite for solar energy bonds, as well.


MEMC SunEdison Stakes out $4.6 Billion in Solar Power Projects as Japan Readies Feed-In Tariff

January 17th, 2012 | by Andrew

Solar and renewable energy industry players are jockeying for position and ramping up project development plans and investment as Japan readies a landmark renewable energy feed-in tariff due to go into effect July 1. MEMC Electronic Materials' SunEdison announced plans to invest an initial $4.6 billion to build solar power projects in the Land of the Rising Sun and is discussing potential project sites for 1-GW of solar energy capacity with local governments.


Going Bust Amid a Boom: US Solar Installations Soar as Growing Businesses Fall by the Wayside

December 15th, 2011 | by Andrew

2011 US solar power installations soared to a record, growing 140% year-over-year in Q3, and even greater gains are expected in Q4. Yet the US solar power industry, along with its counterparts in Germany and China, is in turmoil as supply-demand imbalances driven by slanted government policies on trade, investment, foreign exchange and clean energy production and usage push an increasing number of growing businesses to, and beyond the brink of financial solvency



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