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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.


US-China Relations, Solar Energy & Trade: Radical Rethink, Restructuring Required

May 4th, 2012 | by Andrew

A "race to the top" or a "race to the bottom"? China-US ties have reached a a pivotal point as China's economy has rapidly grown to be one of the largest in the world. The US-China solar energy trade dispute highlights inherent tensions, which have profound implications in terms of climate change, as well for energy, food and national security


Milwaukee Solar PV Manufacturer Comes Out Publicly in Support of CASM Trade Case Against China

March 10th, 2012 | by Andrew

Demand was initially brisk for the high-end monocrystalline silicon solar photovoltaic (PV) panels manufactured by Helios Solar Works at a new, highly automated 50-MW capacity factory on a brownfield industrial site Milwaukee's city leaders designated for redevelopment and growth. That is until last summer, when founder Steven Ostrenga began noting "a deep dive in [solar panel] pricing coming out of China that we just couldn't meet."



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