China-Europe fight over solar ends with whimper

The European Commission’s investigation of solar-panel imports from China was the world’s biggest antidumping case ever when it began in September, signaling a new willingness in Brussels to challenge China’s extensive assistance to favored export-oriented industries. But the case ended with a whimper Saturday and illuminated deep divisions in Europe — and how good the Chinese are at exploiting those differences. The European Commission said Saturday that it had settled the case in exchange for a pledge from China not to export solar panels for less than 74 cents a watt, a price about 25 percent lower even than when the case began. The commission also decided to forgo imposing the steep tariffs on Chinese solar panels it had threatened. The deal could end up strengthening the fractured Chinese solar panel industry and sending a wave of cheaper Chinese panels to the United States. Trade experts said the European Commission’s meager outcome, in a case covering 6 percent of China’s exports to Europe, showed that while Brussels might have had a strong case in terms of law or economics, it was fatally weak from the beginning at the political level. Those political weaknesses increased as China’s leaders traveled repeatedly to European capitals and lobbied aggressively and successfully to divide Europe on the issue. European makers of solar panels were furious about receiving so little after a year of litigation, and vowed to sue. The European settlement also undermined Obama administration officials, who had taken a tough stance toward China on solar panel trade and had tried for months to persuade European leaders to side with them.

Lucintel ForecastsGlobal Wind Operation and Maintenance Market to Reach $14,014 Million by 2018

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Morgan Advanced Materials offers Cerox® fired refractory shapes and engineering expertise for producing clean and contaminant-free metals

The Company thrives on breakthrough innovation. Our materials scientists and applications engineers work in close collaboration with customers to create outstanding, highly differentiated products that perform more efficiently, more reliably and for longer. Thermal Ceramics is a business of Morgan Advanced Materials, which has more than 10,000 employees across 50 countries serving specialist markets in the energy, transport, healthcare, electronics, security and defence, petrochemical and industrial sectors. Morgan Advanced Materials (MGAM) is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the engineering sector.

Morgan Advanced Materials Offers Fire Protection Materials for the HVAC Market

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EU, China near deal on solar panel dispute

The European Union and China are near a settlement in their dispute over solar panel imports, press reports said Thursday, but Europeans manufacturers challenged the figures involved as still harmful to their business. The Handelsblatt business daily said negotiators were ready to set a minimum price on imported Chinese solar panels at 57 cents per watt of power they produced. This price would apply to the first seven gigawatts of solar panels imported. Any panels imported above the seven gigawatt quota would then incur an anti-dumping tariff of 47.6 percent, the German daily said, without specifying its sources. EU officials declined to comment directly on the report and the figures given. "Discussions are on-going at the highest level as both sides seek an amicable solution," EU Trade spokesman John Clancy said.

geoAMPS moving to new, larger office

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Ballard Signs Supply Agreement With Azure Hydrogen For Backup Power Systems in China

Agreement includes 120 direct hydrogen ElectraGenTM-H2 systems as well as 100 methanol fuelled ElectraGenTM-ME systems

f-cell Conference / WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS 2013: Marketing fuel cell vehicles with success

Automobile manufacturers are forging alliances in hopes of marketing fuel cell vehicles in the very near future. How well they succeed will be determined by a number of factors. Experts will be discussing these issues at the f-cell international fuel cell conference and trade fair in Stuttgart.

Canadian Solar Successfully Completed 30 MW Rooftop PV Installations in Suzhou, China

The project was historic in its size, complexity and scale.

Santerno Solar Inverters Deliver Proven Performance at Solar Systems' Mildura Solar Power Station in Australia

Contract with Solar Systems Demonstrates that Santerno Inverters Designed for Optimal CPV Performance in Harsh Conditions Such as Arid Australian Outback

Upsolar Expands Presence in Japan with Completion of Two Projects

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Wind Energy Update: International Executives Show Support for German Offshore Wind

International utilities, developers, ECP contractors and manufacturers involved in the development of offshore wind parks will meet in Hamburg later this year to discuss how to improve existing strategies and utilize the latest technology to bring down costs in their next projects, despite uncertainty in the market.

AnescoMeter exceeds 11,000 solar systems

Anesco is now managing over 11,000 UK solar systems on a daily basis, with a net capacity of almost 80MW, through its innovative operation and maintenance service AnescoMeter.

First Solar to Build New Mexico Solar Projects Totaling 23MW for PNM

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Saft Li-ion Batteries Start Rolling Out to Germany's Residential PV Market Within Bosch's Hybrid Intelligent Energy Management and Storage Solution

In a world-first, the Bosch BPT-S 5 Hybrid integrates a solar inverter, an energy management system and Saft Li-ion batteries in a single unit certified and safety tested for domestic installations---- The German domestic energy storage market is poised for considerable growth thanks to the country's current market incentive program that rewards self-consumption of solar energy

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