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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: Study Sheds Light on Solar PV Trade Flows, US-China Manufacturing

February 12th, 2012 | by Andrew

Research and analysis of solar PV manufacturing costs and international trade flows shows that Chinese silicon solar PV manufacturers have only a slight cost advantage on their US counterparts, and that excludes transportation costs, the effect of inflation rate differentials and other factors. Furthermore, the extraordinary rise in Chinese exports of silicon solar PV cells and panels to the US could only be sustained with the support of massive government subsidies


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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