Second Review on 2012 Chinese PV Case Has Concluded; Manufacturers Put Overseas Expansion Plans on Hold

The U.S. Department of Commerce has released the final ruling on its second review of the antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) rates on Chinese PV module imports for 2012. According to the decision, imports from major Chinese manufacturers will be affecte.. more

China’s 2016 PV Grid Connection Can Reach Up to 30GW, Target for Thirteen Five-Year Plan May Be Revised Downward

China’s PV industry has given a feedback result of more than 20GW of grid connection in the first half of 2016; however, this is a good sign as much as it may be a warning sign. It’s a good sign being that the overall state of the ma.. more

Suit Filed by Hemlock Sends SolarWorld into Legal Predicament, PV Trade Disputes between China and US may Stay in Stalemate

Hemlock Semiconductor, U.S. polysilicon manufacturer, has sued SolarWorld of Germany for contract violation, demanding US$770 million of compensation. The move may send the latter into a legal predicament, as it is likely to lose in the liti.. more

Samsung Buys BYD’s 4% Shares for $500 Million

China’s booming electric vehicle (EV) market attracted eager foreign investors. Samsung Electronics’ China branch was said to buy news shares of China’s largest EV manufacturer BYD for RMB 3 billion (around US $500 m.. more

China’s Monthly PV Grid Connection in June Estimated to Exceed 10GW

The PV market in China has been unprecedented strong in the first half of 2016, and the installation due date by June 30 drove an overwhelming installation rush in the second quarter of 2016. It is estimated that the PV grid connection capacity in 2Q would have exceed 13.. more

Meyer Burger Wins New Order from China

Semiconductor equipment expert Meyer Burger awarded a new MAiA 2.1 equipment order from an existing, tier-one Chinese customer. The order, which is worth around CHF 18 million, involves in equipment delivery and installation and commissioning of the MAiA 2.1 system .. more

China’s PV Generation Represents 0.6% in Total Electricity Consumption in 1H16

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) announced data related to total electricity consumption in China from January 2016 to June 2016. It was also the first time that NEA included photovoltaic (PV) power generation data. According to NEA’s s.. more


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