India’s top solar moments in 2016

Even though monkeys were allegedly wreaking havoc on India’s solar rooftop systems last year, 2016 was remarkable for the Indian PV sector. With solar taking 1% the nation’s electricity share and India set to become the world’s third largest market in 2017 , Bloomberg New Energy Finance has proclaimed that ‘solar is king of Indian renewables’. Add the completion of the world’s largest solar plant to these accolades and you have a good indicator of the South Asian giant’s ambitions. Even India’s biggest oil, steel and mining companies are getting on board the solar rush.

MEPs call for end to Chinese solar trade duties

A group of 22 MEPs have called on the European Commission to end the minimum import price (MIP) agreement and the punitive trade duties currently placed on Chinese cells and modules.

NGOs throw weight behind anti-MIP campaign

Some of Europe’s leading NGOs have thrown their weight behind lobbying efforts to see the removal of anti-dumping measures attached to solar modules and cells.

US wins WTO trade case against India

The US has once again come out on top after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rejected a challenge by India in favour of its domestic content requirements (DCR).

MIP becoming obsolete, says SolarPower Europe

The removal of another five Chinese companies from the EU’s price undertaking is further demonstration of the mechanism’s failure, according to the CEO of trade group SolarPower Europe.