Following an explosion at a U.S. production facility in 2017, the German polysilicon producer is under investigation by local authorities. Wacker Chemie must now pay a fine of $20,000 for failing to comply with certain regulations regarding the provision of personal protective equipment and employee safety during maintenance work prior to the accident.
The company has registered as a lobbyist with K Street’s most experienced WTO law firm – Sidley Austin LLP.
While President Trump has a range of options, all likely scenarios seem likely to result in a modest increase in the cost of solar installations.
PV makers seeking exemptions to Section 201 duties must make them by March 16, but there is no guarantee that any will be granted.
1,200%. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, that’s how high imports of Chinese modules rose in the fourth quarter last year in a desperate attempt to stockpile sufficient numbers before tariffs choked off international supplies.
Following the introduction of 30% graduated tariffs on U.S. imports of solar cells and modules, the European Union and China have joined South Korea and Taiwan in filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization.
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