31 May '12, 5pm

Report Suggests Tariffs Could Cause Suspension Of Solar Shipments via @SolarIndustry

U.S. government anti-dumping penalties on imports of photovoltaic cells from China could suspend nearly half of solar module shipments to North America this year, affecting pricing, inventories and project timelines, according to an IHS iSuppli PV Perspectives report from information and analytics provider IHS. On May 17, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced a preliminary determination in its anti-dumping investigation of imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells from China. Before this announcement was made, IHS estimated that 2 GW of solar modules shipped into North America in 2012 would be imported from Chinese manufacturers. This would have represented as much as 60% of the market for North American use. Given the high tariffs proposed by the DOC, however, many Chinese players will suspend shipments to North America while they modify their business p...

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