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The Chinese Ministry of Commerce’s investigation of anti-dumping and countervailing into US, European and Korean modules will help Chinese polysilicon average selling prices (ASP) to level out in 2013, says market research company EnergyTrend.
Overcapacity and weak demand continue to impact sales at PV encapsulant material supplier, STR Holdings. Net sales US$23.1 million in Q3, down 8.1% sequentially and 58.9% from Q3 2011. The company guided that Q4 sales would be in the range of US$14 million and US$16 million.
A revival in PV projects in the third quarter boosted sales at German-based PV manufacturer and project developer, S.A.G. Solarstrom.
The European Commission has officially launched a countervailing duty investigation into imports of solar panels from China into the European Union.
PV system integrator, Phoenix Solar said that it had reached the highest level of sales from markets outside Germany in the third quarter of 2012.
All six commissioners from the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) have unanimously ruled in favour of the US Department of Commerce (DoC) issuing anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules from China.
Chinese module and wafer manufacturer ReneSola has started to provide locally produced PV modules outside of China for the first time by offering India-made PV modules to the Indian market.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) claiming European Union member states “illegally” subsidised PV manufacturers.
Adding to the TÜV certification for a rated voltage up to 1000V, Multi-Contact’s junction box, dubbed Westlake, has successfully passed the UL tests for up to 1000V.
Challenging competitive market conditions in Europe are forcing SunPower to re-evaluate its business strategy in the region after sales shrank and its European operations were loss-making in the third quarter of 2012.
Motech Industries is in talks over the potential purchase of rival Taiwanese PV manufacturer Neo Solar Power Corporation, according to media reports.
A series of Suntech Power Holdings models have passed potential-induced degradation (PID) tests with flying colours.
PV installations in Southeast Asia are expected to grow at 50% annually over the next five years, bringing cumulative installations close to 5GW by 2016, according to the latest report from market researcher IHS.
Solar module installations in Germany rebounded significantly in September, according to the latest figures from the German Federal Network Agency.
Solar Planet Power, PV installers based in Ohio, US, has commissioned several ground-mounted and rooftop PV projects at elementary and high schools located in West Jefferson and Blacklick, Ohio.