No issue has split the Solar industry like the trade cases occurring around the world, and specifically against China, for the proliferation of cheap modules. EU ProSun who have been firmly for the trade actions have commissioned PwC to provide their own facts about the impact of tariffs.
Germany has been the global leader in solar and renewable energy adoption for many years but this has come at a cost with the countryâ€™s energy costs the highest in Europe. The IEA has published a report that looks at the countryâ€™s progress and calls for cost reductions, investment in networks and closer regional co-operation to maintain the impressive progress.
The European Commission has announced its decision in the dumping case against Chinese manufacturers. Whilst the decision is basically against the Chinese, David Ridsdale discovers the resulting layered punitive duties opens a window of opportunity for all parties to sit down and avert a financial blow to the solar industry but more importantly to avert a full on trade war between the regions.