Solar Trade War

  • US and Chinese Flag

The shrill outcry from seven US-based silicon solar cell corporations that Chinese manufacturers were already on the receiving end of numerous financial perks from their own government and therefore did not need a double-dose from American coffers as well, got the ball rolling to bring anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed on the Chinese.

International relationships are now being further stretched with the European Commission joining the fray and China taking its first steps towards retaliatory measures.

As the story unfolds, PV Tech reports on the tension, which already existed between these – the world's largest economies – but that have now been brought centre-stage with the débâcle surrounding solar panel subsidies.

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