Section 201 Tariff on Solar Imports to Have Less Impact on Operations in China vs. Elsewhere While Providing Advantage to Taiwanese Cell Makers

The US government announced on 22 January 2018 (local time) that it will impose a 30% safeguard tariff on imported solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules. The tariff is based on the recommendations from the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and in accordan.. more

ITC Rules in Favor of Relief from Solar Imports Under Section 201; EnergyTrend Anticipates U.S. PV Demand for 2018 to Be Cut in Half

The U.S. International Commission (ITC) announced on September 22 (local time) that it has accepted Suniva’s petition to seek relief against all solar imports under Section 201 of the 1974 Trade Act. Following the affirmation of Suniva’s claim, ITC w.. more

Demand Wasn't Frozen after June 30 but Outlook is Hugely Uncertain: Price Trend

After China’s installation rush by June 30th was over, PV supply chain price and demand didn't sharply drop as expected, but even slightly moved up. Thus, PV manufacturers' opinion toward upcoming price direction varied from one .. more

PV Prices Will Remain Stable in July on Demand from China and the U.S.: Price Trend

Indigenous PV demand, along with downstream demand, in China will be extended to July, as completion date for many PV projects, unable to meet the original schedule for grid connection on June 30, has been extended by one month, on the approva.. more

PV Price Trends to Diverge Between China and Other Regions This Third Quarter as the U.S. Decides on Suniva’s Petition

The latest PV market analysis by EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce anticipates falling prices across the supply chain this July, but the overall decline will not be as steep as the one occurred in the same period a year ago. Though the C.. more

Section 201 May Cut 88,000 Jobs in U.S. if Ruled: SEIA

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar industry, said today that an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current American solar workforce, would be lost if Suniva gets trade pro.. more

US and Europe to Boost Next Demand Rush, Raising Price of Third-party Countries Capacity

Installation rush in China ahead of June 30 is about to terminate, so trading volume has significantly dropped. For one thing, there is nearly no product for transaction in the market; for the other, it is meaningless to buy PV products this wee.. more


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