ROTH Capital expects 34GW of solar production overcapacity after China caps growth

US-based investment firm ROTH Capital Partners expects as much as 34GW of solar production overcapacity in China in 2018 as a result of the “stark policy pivot” by the Chinese government, which imposed sector caps and feed-in tariff (FiT) mechanism reductions to drastically cap solar installation growth, last Friday.

SEIA makes last plea as Trump hints decision imminent

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has sent a plea to president Trump asking him to preserve tens of thousands of US solar jobs by not imposing high tariffs on imported solar panels, while Trump himself has indicated that he will make a decision on the Section 201 Case soon.

Trump won’t touch the ITC, say finance experts

Despite an aggressive rollback of climate and renewable energy regulations and initiatives, the solar investment tax credit (ITC) should remain safe from Trump’s reach, finance experts have said.

Overcapacity: How low can module prices go?

The FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) over the solar industry entering it second major overcapacity cycle is being replaced by a focus on how much overcapacity verses end market demand exists, especially in 2017 and therefore how low will PV module ASP’s go?