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Vietnam files WTO complaint over US solar tariffs

Vietnamese authorities have submitted a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) to request formal consultations with Washington over its recently announced 30% tariff on crystalline silicon PV imports.

First Solar sold out well into 2020

The thin film PV maker expects its new Series 6 PV module to begin mass production in Ohio in Q2 – with 1 GW expected to be manufactured globally in 2018. The company also increased its 2018 guidance.

Solar to lead global renewables growth for next five years — KPMG

Solar is set to grow more in terms of capacity than any other clean-energy technology over the next half decade, according to a new report. Battery storage will play a crucial role in this as well.

Malaysia, Korea and Vietnam dominate U.S. solar imports (w/ chart)

Over the past five years, the pattern of imports has moved away from China and towards Southeast Asia and Korea.

Tremendous demand: An interview with First Solar CEO Mark Widmar

In this interview Mark Widmar talks about the market for PV modules and his company’s supply situation, First Solar’s position in the Section 201 case, and the role he sees for solar in the future of energy.

Crystalline silicon outpaces thin-film in the U.S. large-scale solar market

U.S. Department of Energy data from 2016 shows crystalline silicon deployment surging last year, while thin-film grows at a more modest pace. Are manufacturing constraints to blame?

First Solar produces first S6 module, seals 800 MW of deals

The first modules have rolled off the line in Ohio as part of First Solar’s $1.4 billion dollar bet on its large-format Series 6. The company will also expand production in Vietnam.

First Solar to re-start Vietnam factory for its Series 6

First Solar is scrambling to meet demand as the Section 201 case drives module hoarding, and may keep its Series 4 product running longer at its Malaysia plant.

SolarWorld Americas appreciates Trump’s tough trade talk

The panel manufacturer, which operates a production facility in Oregon hopes the president’s call for strict enforcement of U.S. trade laws will give it, as well as other domestic panel companies, a better chance against Chinese competition.

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