European Solar Body Cites ‘Forced Labour’ For Protection From Chinese Imports

The European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC), a body representing mostly European solar manufacturers, has written an open letter to the EU calling for regulation of ‘forced labour’ in the solar supply chain. The move is not the first, as the bidy has been repeatedly citing the threat to European manufacturers from what it calls unsustainably […]

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Risen Energy to supply 650 MW modules to Sinopec’s H2 project in Xinjiang

Chinese solar module manufacturer Risen Energy Co., Ltd. has announced that it has won the bid to supply TITAN 650W PV modules to Sinopec’s green hydrogen demonstration project in Kuqa County, Xinjiang, China. The 361 MW project, once completed, is expected to be the world’s largest PV-based hydrogen production facility and is regarded as a […]

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Continued Tariffs On Module Imports to US On Agenda For Biden

While a court ruling might have dented some of the tariffs imposed on module imports, in this case Bifacial module imports to the US, the odds of Trump era tariffs continuing remain high for the foreseeable future. This is as much due to continuing tensions with China, the key target, than the need to allow […]

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US Adds 34 More Entities to Blacklist, 14 Chinese Enterprises In List

Close on the heels of its move to impose sanctions on Chinese firms with a presence in that country’s Xinjiang province, for alleged human rights abuses, the US commerce department has expanded the scope of its actions now. The latest is a fresh list of 34 entities, 14 of whom are Chinese, which have been […]

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US Moves To Sanction Chinese Solar Firms, Implications for India

Dynamics in the solar equipment market, dominated by China, just got more complicated with reports of the US Administration of President Joe Biden imposing sanctions against specific companies. That ramps up an already testy relationship when it comes to solar imports from China to the US, where the US under the Trump administration had first […]

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