PV-Tech Newscast – June 15, 2012

Coming to you from the Intersolar Europe event, this week's PV Newscast will feature some on-site footage from the show, as well as a rundown of some of the industry's biggest stories. PV-Tech's Mark Osborne talks to Dr. Shi, CEO of Suntech, about the U.S. Dept. of Commerce's ruling on the anti-dumping tariffs and the consequences for the U.S. economy as well as the solar industry as a whole. In a second interview, Mark Osborne talks to Dr. Henning Wicht of IHS iSupply about the situation in Europe and the declining Feed-in-tariff incentive schemes. Companies: Suntech, IHS iSupply, Solarwatt.


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