24 Oct '11, 7pm

#china #supplychain Divided We Stand: Why Many Solar Firms Oppose China Complaint - Solar Industry

anti-dumping complaint and countervailing-duty petition filed against China last week by SolarWorld and other members of the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) hurt or help the industry? Opinion among solar firms was immediately divided - not only between U.S. and Chinese manufacturers, but also between companies across the supply chain. Although the investigation by the U.S. Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission is expected to take more than a year, vigorous debate about the fairness and global impact of China's inexpensive PV cells and modules has already begun. Brooks Herring, vice president of international business at Japan-based thin-film PV module manufacturer Solar Frontier K.K., pointed out that because the company produces its modules exclusively in Japan, it encounters many of the same pricing-related pressures that U.S. solar ...

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