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mastermariner

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 8:19:18 AM

A major maker of solar panels opened another chapter in a long-simmering trade dispute on Tuesday, asking the Commerce Department to impose new duties on imported modules made of certain components from China or Taiwan.

The petition, brought by SolarWorld Industries America, is intended to close a loophole in the United States decision to impose duties on imported Chinese modules.

Should the petition go forward, it could effectively block Chinese manufacturers from the American market, said Shayle Kann, vice president of research at GTM Research, which tracks clean-tech industries.

In 2012, the United States issued final rulings that Chinese solar companies had received unfair subsidies from their government and dumped products on the American market below costs.

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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:41:50 PM

... and do what to solar prices?
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 12:48:31 AM

Better late than never.
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 6:55:20 PM

Probably overdue.
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ooltewah63
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:09:32 PM

The Chinese would send the lower grade panels over here.
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PhilMils
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:58:33 PM

Good. The Chinese heavily subsidize their manufacturing and exports, plus their solar panels are generally far lower in quality. People in the US get ripped off by many US companies who offer Chinese solar panels.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:49:48 AM

Close your markets and increase the costs
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Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:46:40 AM

The Chinese system always has an UNFAIR ADVANTAGE.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:01:32 AM

ok
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Cothrom
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 10:47:41 AM

Seems, the hold up is still holding
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grandmacbc
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 10:32:20 AM

I've still never seen why the solar panels of several years ago have been removed and not replaced on local buildings. If it was such a good option what was the problem then?
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 10:22:10 AM

Our companies should at the very least be on a level ground with them.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 10:04:48 AM

Ok
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 10:02:17 AM

another way to raise the cost of solar. reminds me of the ethanol crowd.
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melekali
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 9:59:08 AM

Why should our markets be open to Chinese goods?
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Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 9:43:59 AM

Level the field.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 9:31:44 AM

call of duty
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jdda
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 9:19:46 AM

Impose the duties and close the playing field for other companies
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lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 9:10:55 AM

there gonna make a duty?
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Radar1992
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 9:07:40 AM

I am for anything to limit further Chinese exploitation of our economy...if they will not let us sell out good there then they should not sell their good here....
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Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 8:44:04 AM

U still need batteries to store energy
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Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 8:40:56 AM

At First, why the loop wholes are created and left open? One you dig whole it takes time to fill it and close, Do it.
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EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 8:33:48 AM

They are going to need a lot of luck!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 8:31:20 AM

Interesting, great article.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 8:23:44 AM

Good luck on that.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 8:23:14 AM

Go with clean solar power!
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 8:23:12 AM

Only solar panels?
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