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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    To kill a promising new industry, just subsidise it

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland When it comes to the mainland's massive solar panel assistance, everyone loses, including the domestic producers facing debt defaults To kill a promising new industry, just subsidise it Three years ago, bosses at US company First Solar boasted that their thin film photovoltaic panel factory near Frankfurt am Oder in Germany was the world's most ...

  2. Business - China Business

    US solar panel duties could cost it China market

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 08:36pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing The US decision to approve steep duties on Chinese-made solar panels could cost American exporters a growing market, Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming said ... that a flood of cheap solar panels from China had hurt US-based manufacturers. Similar cases are under way in Germany. China has already struck back by launching an investigation into imports ...

  3. News - China

    SolarWorld confident as US nears decision on Chinese solar panels

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:40pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington US solar panel producers, who have already won preliminary duties on billion of dollars of solar panel imports from China, appear well positioned to win longer-term ... a very strong injury case,” Tim Brightbill, lead attorney for SolarWorld Americas and other US producers, told reporters ahead of an ITC hearing on Wednesday to examine the case before the panel ...

  4. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Beijing sets targets for off-grid solar power development

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... the 2011-15 industry development blueprint, according to state media. The development, which comes at a time when overseas demand for solar panels is weak and industry overcapacity and losses are severe, would help domestic solar panels and parts makers, but analysts said implementation would be difficult since such projects' power sales would effectively bypass the powerful power ...

  5. News - China

    EU solar panel makers seek fresh China probe

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 09:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Brussels

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels European solar panel makers called for a second probe on Tuesday into imports from China, charging that not only are they dumped on the market ... to Chinese firms. Earlier this month the EU launched an investigation, driven in part by another EU ProSun anti-dumping complaint, that Chinese companies were selling panels in the European market ...

  6. Business - China Business

    Struggling Chinese makers of solar panels turn themselves into customers by building solar farms

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 03:38pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong China’s loss-making makers of solar panels believe they may have found a way out of their nightmare – by becoming one-stop renewable energy shops with their own solar farms. Manufacturers of solar panels, hit hard by the scaling back of solar-power subsidies in Europe, are taking advantage of a new package of government subsidies at home and diversifying ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Beijing to give glut-weary solar panel makers tax breaks

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 11:11am by Reuters

    ... top 10 solar panel makers are up to 100 billion yuan (HK$126 billion) in debt, with an average debt to asset ratio above 70 per cent. Beijing has said it wants to consolidate the industry, ... in mid-September, weeks after three directors left amid the solar panel maker’s efforts to restructure its debt. Suntech’s Chinese lenders dragged its unit Wuxi Suntech into insolvency proceedings after ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Negotiation is the best solution to solar panel dispute

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am

    ... of punitive European tariffs on Chinese solar panels said to be illegally subsidised, the investigation is seen as retaliation. French wines account for about US$710 million of the estimated US$1 billion worth of European wine sold in China last year. France is a tactical target for other reasons. It is the major hold-out against a growing European revolt against the solar-panel tariffs ...

  9. Business - Companies - ENERGY

    GCL shares shine as solar panel demand drives profit turnaround

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:08pm by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Shares of GCL-Poly Energy, the world’s largest producer of solar panel raw materials polysilicon and solar wafers, rose 4.5 per cent to HK$2.80 in morning trade ... by the United States against mainland Chinese and Taiwanese manufacturers have hurt their profits, it expects global solar panel demand to grow to between 40,000 and 45,000 megawatts this year from ...

  10. Business - Companies - TRADE

    EU launches probe into China's dumping of solar products

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... solar dumping by China The European Union has launched a probe into alleged dumping of solar panels and parts by mainland producers at below-market prices and in quantities that have purportedly ... the primary raw material for making solar panels and parts, by EU manufacturers. A group of mainland polysilicon makers urged the ministry last month to take action. After an anti-dumping complaint ...




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