(Reuters) - A U.S. judge overseeing trade issues temporarily blocked the Trump administration on Thursday from reimposing tariffs on some imported double-sided solar panels, a defeat for domestic manufacturers that caused shares of some to fall. Judge Gary Katzmann of the U.S. Court of International Trade in Manhattan said it was in the public interest to block trade officials from enforcing their decision to eliminate an exemption for so-called bifacial solar panels from the tariffs, while opponents challenge it in court. Katzmann’s preliminary injunction is a victory for solar farm developers, including Chicago-based Invenergy Renewables LLC, that favored the exemption. The office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer did not respond to requests for comment. In Thursday trading, shares of First Solar Inc closed down 4.5%, while SunPower Corp fell 3.9%. The United States in January 2018 imposed duties on solar panel imports beginning at 30% and expected to drop to … [Read more...] about Judge blocks higher White House tariffs on imported solar panels
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Rooftop solar panels generating 5 megawatts of electricity are in the offing at various locations of the city, Noida Authority officials said on December 5. A request for proposal has already been prepared to invite tenders for the work, which is estimated to be completed in 12 months at a cost of around Rs 43 lakh, a senior official said."11 locations have been selected for installation of solar photovoltaic power plants that would together generate 5 MW of power," Noida Authority General Manager Rajeev Tyagi said.The decision is yet to be made through e-tendering process for finalisation of contractor for installation, operation and maintenance for 25 years of the 5 MW solar photovoltaic plants, Tyagi said.Close The power plants will be set up as per the Resco model, according to the officials. related news Analysts see RBI pausing for long as inflation worries return India's air passenger traffic grows 3.6% in October; pace slower than seen in 2018: IATA CBDT floats draft … [Read more...] about 5 MW solar power plants to be set up in Noida
SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - China’s solar module exports rose to the equivalent of 58 gigawatts of capacity in the first three quarters of the year, compared to 41.6 GW for all of 2018, as a slowdown at home pushed panel sales overseas, an industry association said. Wang Bohua, vice-chairman of the China Photovoltaic Industry Association, also told a conference on Thursday that the value of the country’s solar component exports hit $17.74 billion over the first three quarters of 2019 and could exceed $20 billion for the whole year, an increase of 25% over 2018. Europe accounted for 34.9% of the export sales in the first three quarters, and the United States only 0.2%, Wang said. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration implemented a four-year tariff regime on solar panels in 2018, an opening salvo in a trade war aimed at helping U.S. manufacturers rebound from years of decline due to foreign competition. Beijing said in May last year it would wind down … [Read more...] about China solar exports hit 58 GW in first three quarters of 2019
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, Calif.—On Friday evening Tesla officially announced an integrated solar roof and Powerwall product for individual use. When or if the roof and the Powerwall become available to consumers is most likely contingent on Tesla and SolarCity investors voting to approve Tesla's offer to buy SolarCity in a $2.6 billion (£2.1 billion) all-stock deal on November 17. Tesla set up an elaborate "neighborhood" display on the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles. The company unveiled several model homes with Tesla Powerwalls mounted on the side and a variety of custom roofs with photovoltaic cells disguised as tiles. "You really need to make solar panels as appealing as electric cars have become," Tesla CEO Elon Musk told a crowd of several hundred people as the sun set on the artificial neighborhood. "The goal is to have a roof that's less than the installed cost of a roof plus electricity." In a private conversation with journalists after the announcement, Musk … [Read more...] about Tesla shows off solar roof and energy ambitions at Los Angeles event
Is the sun setting on solar? If there's a country on the planet that's embraced the generation of electricity from the sun, it is Germany.It has between a third and a half of the world's photo-voltaic cells - but in this heartland of solar energy, the industry sees dark clouds looming.Subsidies are falling. Makers of solar panels have gone bankrupt.Thousands of employees, fearing for their jobs, have just held a demonstration in Berlin.Mainstream, influential magazines run headlines like Solar Subsidy Sinkhole: Re-evaluating Germany's Blind Faith in the Sun.And if solar is being eclipsed in the world's green heartland, can its future be brighter elsewhere?The source of the immediate woe is a cut in subsidies by 30% in the next year.The government says that's because of the great success of the scheme: so great has been the demand for solar panels because of the lower price that the budget for it has been far exceeded.But now the subsidy is being cut, the industry is finding it … [Read more...] about Will sun still shine on Germany solar power industry?