Lawyers: US president’s order to block electric equipment purchases if they are judged a national threat creates more questions than it answers but it ‘arguably’ does not apply to solar and wind.
Order signed by US president grants importers 90-day deferment on the payment of duties, taxes and fees to help with COVID-19 impacts, but does not extend the lifeline to PV components.
Plans for sizeable layoffs by 2022 will mostly affect administrative and non-operational staff in Germany, says poly player of new roadmap launched after €55m losses last year.
US cannot defeat China’s ‘state capitalism’ through import barriers alone, top official Jason E. Kearns says after US probe shows domestic cell makers are declining despite Trump’s protectionism.
Phase 1 agreement sees China accept taking in greater volumes of US poly exports as part of broader loosening of trade tensions, which PV reps hope will lead to scale-back of solar tariffs.
José Rojo continues PV Tech’s end-of-year review with a look back at Q3 2019 highlights, from solar trade spats to Portugal’s head-turning tender, Tesla’s court woes and a solar-plus-storage bonanza.
US court blocks administration’s scrapping of Section 201 tariff exemption to give Invenergy time to wage legal battle against u-turn, a dispute the judge feels Invenergy is likely to win.
Tech giant inks PPA with Apex's Altavista, GIG's Savion eyes 8GW solar and storage pipeline, Trump advisor reported to blast Section 201 bifacial 'loophole'.
Low-cost perovskite, cadmium telluride cells, PV field factories and grid integration of solar-plus-storage among research schemes bagging US$128m DoE funds after import barriers were tightened.
Interviewed by this publication, James May says things are not as dire as they seem for the firm as it mulls a factory sale to stave off trade war impacts.
U-turn by Trump administration may slow bifacial switch by Southeast Asian makers but will not stop technology from capturing utility-scale market by early 2020s, analysts tell PV Tech.
Fitch: China’s upstream and US’ downstream solar will overcome fallout from trade war as conflict shifts flow of cheaper panels beyond North America.