The U.S. Department of Commerce says it will formally investigate the SolarWorld-led claim that Chinese solar manufacturers are cheating.
The Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy emerges to oppose SolarWorld and other manufacturers’ efforts to slap tariffs on imports of solar cells from China.
Asked about SolarWorld’s claims that China is cheating on PV, President Obama promises to “look very carefully at this stuff and potentially bring actions.”
The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey is installing a 6.1-megawatt ground-mounted photovoltaic system that will provide 90 percent of its electricity.
The Chinese warn that solar-panel tariffs could spark a “lose-lose” trade war, and SolarWorld takes shots at China’s environmental record.
Suntech responds to SolarWorld’s charge of illegal trade practices by Chinese solar manufacturers, saying it follows the rules.
SolarWorld and other domestic solar companies are filing complaints with the federal government, seeking relief from alleged Chinese illegal trade practices.