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SolarWorld Disappointed – US Government Decided to Impose Tariffs for Chinese Solar Manufacturers

Mar 21st, 2012 | By
Commercial rooftop solar panels boost efficency

The U.S. Department of Commerce concluded yesterday that the Chinese government is improperly subsidizing solar manufacturers, so the United States will impose countervailing duties ranging from 2.9 percent to 4.73 percent on Chinese-made solar panels and cells.



Prospects for the Solar Future Belgium II – Interview with Edwin Koot

Mar 19th, 2012 | By
Solar Future - SOLARPLAZA Steve Koot

In 2010, Belgium was one of the 10 largest PV markets in the world. In 2011, compensations for certificates were substantially reduced. Solar Efficiency for the Future asked Edwin Koot, CEO of SOLARPLAZA, if the market can and will grow any further in 2012 and the following years? What will the Belgian and international market and industry look like for the following years?



Trina Solar nimmt Stellung zu Antidumping-Vorwürfen

Feb 21st, 2012 | By
Foto of Ben Hill, Trina Solar - Solar Efficiency for the future

Im Handelsblatt bezieht Ben Hill, Europa-Chef des chinesischen Solarkonzerns Trina Solar Stellung und zeigt sich enttäuscht von der Abwehrreaktion von SolarWorld und seinen Koalitionspartnern. In den USA ist bereits eine Klage gegen chinesische Hersteller anhängig, ihnen wirft die sogenannte CASM (Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing) vor, Solarmodule zu Dumpingpreisen auf den Markt zu bringen. Für Europa hat Frank Asbeck, Chef von SolarWorld eine ähnliche Klage angekündigt.



Solar panel installers in the limelight?

Feb 21st, 2012 | By
Commercial rooftop solar panels boost efficency

Last year a glut of supplies pushed down 50 percent the prices of solar panels, so panel makers suffered and their share prices crashed. For Matt Daily the chance for installers to attract new capital and to drive down the cost of putting the renewable energy system on rooftops.



Strategy Shift for Solar Industry in Germany?

Jan 11th, 2012 | By

During the World Climate Summit in Durban, South Africa, where Germany received the “Country Leadership Award” due to the nation’s consequent expansion of the renewable energy sector, the public discussion on further PV subsidy cuts raised. So have been the recent proposals by the German Federal Government and members of parliament to further drastically scale back PV subsidies or limiting newly installed PV plants to a capacity of 1,000MW criticized by the nation’s Federal Association for the Solar Industry (BSW-Solar), according to a report on Photon.de. “BSW-Solar calls upon the Federal Government to make a clear commitment…