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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


EU Launches WTO Investigation into Chinese Silicon PV Dumping Allegations

September 7th, 2012 | by Andrew

A European Commission decision to impose anti-dumping duties would pose significant problems for China's silicon PV manufacturers, which now find themselves reeling from debt loads, a precipitous decline in prices (largely of their own making), and slowing demand as a result of the ongoing EU debt crisis and slow economic growth.


First Solar Launches India Expansion Plan as Trade Tensions Escalate

August 24th, 2012 | by Andrew

First Solar's shifting its strategic focus toward supplying and building thin-film solar power projects in India, as PV cell and panel profit margins continue to be pressured and trade tensions escalate. The Tempe, Arizona thin-film market leader aims to capture 20% of the Indian solar PV market even as critics assert that US government export finance banks are providing low-interest loans to Indian solar power project developers that violate WTO rules on international trade.


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



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