Posts Tagged ‘ SolarWorld ’

It just doesn’t matter – because everybody will lose in the US and China solar trade war?

Feb 9th, 2013 | By

Journalists and analysts are in agreement when reviewing the pro’s and con’s of the US and China solar trade war. It’s interesting how they try to figure out who would be the winner or the looser. Gordon Orr, Chairman Asia of McKinsey and Company made clear in his article that the complexities of global production networks aren’t that flexible and easy to substitute than many people think – and consumers in the US and in China will be hit hard if they would carry on that way.



Consequences Of U.S. Commerce Department’s Solar Anti-Subsidy Decision

Jan 3rd, 2013 | By

Earlier this week, the U.S. Commerce Department released a preliminary decision on countervailing on imports of solar cells from China, which will result in import duties ranging from 2.9% to 4.73% for Suntech Power (STP) and Trina Solar (TSL) respectively. All other Chinese exporters are subject to an import duty of 3.61%. While the initial tariff imposition is much lower than widely expected by industry observers, it sends a wrong message, which could lead to greater solar industry trade friction between China and the U.S. The overall effect could result in an incrementally negative impact for U.S. solar-related companies.



Kassiert Solarworld Subventionen ab?

Apr 3rd, 2012 | By

Solarworld-Chef Frank Asbeck gibt den Kämpfer für fairen Wettbewerb. Dabei ist Deutschlands Branchenprimus selbst einer der größten Subventionsempfänger, auch in den USA. Frank Asbeck gilt als Strahlemann der deutschen Solarbranche. Doch das Lächeln weicht dem 52-jährigen Chef des Bonner Solarmodulherstellers Solarworld langsam aus dem pausbackigen Gesicht. Preisverfall, Werksschließungen, Wertberichtigungen und Verluste in dreistelliger Millionen-Euro-Höhe verfinstern die Miene des Gründers und Miteigentümers des bekanntesten deutschen Solarunternehmens. Wie zuvor Solon, Q-Cells, Solar Millennium oder Conergy gerät nun auch Solarworld in Bedrängnis.



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.



Thousands of US Jobs at Risk. US Solar CEOs Call on President to Negotiate with China Over Solar Trade Issues

Mar 2nd, 2012 | By
Solar Efficency - US President Barak Obama at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center

In a letter sent today to President Barack Obama, CEOs of 45 US solar energy companies strongly urged the President in his meeting with China’s Vice President Xi Jinping “to discuss the mutual benefits of renewable energy development, especially solar photovoltaic technology.” The 45 CEOs represent a cross-section of the US solar industry employing thousands of US workers in 19 states.



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 Energy Trade Battle Heats Up Again

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

The group fighting SolarWorld’s bid for duties on Chinese-manufactured crystalline photovoltaic cells and modules on Monday released a report that claims protectionist measures would result in between 14,000 and 60,000 fewer American jobs than would otherwise exist by the end of 2014—but that wasn’t the only news in the solar trade battle. SolarWorld claimed a victory of its own as the U.S. Department of Commerce ruled that a surge in Chinese imports since the company filed its trade petition in October constituted “critical circumstances.” That means that if the government rules in SolarWorld’s favor on March 2 on the company’s countervailing duties claim, the duties would be applied retroactively to early December.



Which Side Of The Solar Trade Wars Are You On?

Jan 13th, 2012 | By

A group of seven US-based manufacturers of solar panels is alarmed. These manufacturers, led by Solar World, a German firm with a plant in Oregon, filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission, which reached a preliminary conclusion in December that US companies were, in fact, being harmed by subsidized imports. If the Commerce Department goes on to find that Chinese firms have been dumping solar panels on the US market at prices below their costs, it could impose steep tariffs of 50 to 250% on Chinese panels, according to this report in The Times by Matt Wald. The Chinese government provides billions of dollars of low-cost financing and free or cheap land to Chinese solar firms.



Statement Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME)

Dec 5th, 2011 | By
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In the statement which followed, CCCME posited that the SolarWorld-led petition is a “distortion of the current situation of China-based PV industries and their export of PV products to the U.S.” It added, “Any trade restrictive measures that may be imposed will unavoidably cause serious impairment to the sustainable development of the green energy industries
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