By Ben Santarris Head of Corporate Communications SolarWorld Industries of America, Inc. From 2008 to 2011, SolarWorld Industries America Inc. debated whether to bring trade cases against the Chinese solar industry. The company had 35 years of experience developing U.S. solar manufacturing. However, it had no experience fighting trade cases. In fact, no one had [...]
A few days after the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed a 25 percent tariff on wind turbine towers made in China, and two weeks after announcing a 31 percent tariff on silicon solar cells and modules made in China, another set of Commerce officials, representing the United States at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in [...]
Net tariff on some cells and modules may total nearly 255 percent.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced preliminary countervailing tariffs to correct for more than $30 billion in subsidies provided by the Chinese government for silicon modules and cells made in China. But the tariffs are far lower than American solar module makers asked for, between 2.9 and 4.73 percent. Members of the Coalition for American [...]
The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) last week released a report estimating that the U.S. solar industry ran a $1.6 billion trade deficit with China for calendar year 2011, compared to a trade surplus for 2010 somewhere between $250 million and $540 million. The release said, in part, “This new data, drawn from official [...]