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European Commission reveals August duty rates on Chinese solar companies upto 67.9%

The European Commission has published in its Official Journal details of duties levied on Chinese manufacturers with Delsolar hit the hardest. Yingli fared best with a duty rate of 37.3% as well as Jinzhou Yangguang Energy 38.3%. Delsolar was handed … Continue reading

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Domestic Content Requirement restricted to 300MW including Thin-film – India to Close Solar Import Loophole in Energy Auction

India plans to close a loophole before its next solar-power auction to stop companies from importing thin-film panels from overseas suppliers like First Solar Inc. (FSLR) for projects that otherwise must be built with local equipment. The government will invite developers by the … Continue reading

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China warns EU against imposing tariffs

China warns EU against imposing tariffs Chong Quan the deputy representative of MOFCOM said the Chinese government has advised the EU to show restraint in order to avoid a trade war. China has told the European Union to expect a … Continue reading

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Who’s Next? – Fears from Suntech bond default spread to other Chinese PV manufacturers

Testing times for China-based PV manufacturers as loans and lines of credit scrutinised. The Suntech Power Holdings saga has quickly led to questions being asked of the financial health of other leading China-based PV manufacturers. According to a report from Bloomberg, … Continue reading

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Cross-defaults triggered for Suntech’s bonds; suppliers and lenders start payment claims – Another one bites the dust!

Suntech Power Holdings default on paying back its US$541 million convertible note last week has triggered cross-defaults on other loans, according to the company. Suntech also said in a statement, confirming its US$541 million convertible note default, that some of … Continue reading

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Solar power one of the fastest growing segment of Indian power sector

From almost negligible capacity in 2009 to 1,000+ MW today, solar power is one of the fastest growing segments in the Indian power sector, aided in good measure by enabling policies of the government. The Union government has set a target of … Continue reading

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R&D spending analysis of top 10 PV module manufacturers

Using the latest market leader rankings from Solarbuzz for 2012, we plotted the annual spending on R&D of the top 10 ranked companies (see figure 1), since 2007. Looking at chart 2 it is immediately apparent that there is a … Continue reading

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