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#1 hellosolar

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 10:21 AM

new month.


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#2 JulyWebb

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 02:07 PM

Fracking Earthquake Risks are making the Oil and Gas Industry uncomfortable. http://www.bloomberg...ollaborate.html Railroad commission recently hired a seismologist to determine why Azle, Texas had 34 earthquakes in a short time span. They never had earthquakes until the hydraulic fracking began. May be disposal injection wells.


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#3 odyd

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 04:38 PM

Three Gorges Execs removal to delay bidding on solar projects.

I am not sure how this relates to Jinko's, Yingli's and Canadian Solar Chinese projects with the company. It talks about the future not the past

http://www.wantchina...000161&cid=1206


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#4 odyd

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 06:27 AM

Singyes full year report, a lot of information on EPC, good read

http://www.todayir.c...f&lang=en&code=


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 06:29 AM

Another solar PV development in China

http://www.todayir.c...=205188&lang=en


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

United PV will have some 531.7MW of solar plants. However, the company is not in  a financial shape to compare to JKS. JKS will have somewhere in excess of 600MW when 2014 is over. YGE has a business relationship with them.

http://www.todayir.c...p.php?id=205201


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 08:41 PM

TBEA reports profit, $15 per kg  of poly production costs. 300MW of poly plants , expecting to do 700MW in 2014.

http://solar.ofweek....2-28792866.html


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:24 AM

I posted this credit news to GCL on Friday, what is interesting is the commentary for obtaining financing companies need to have a certain level of operational size and competency. Also, the 109 list is being used. This certainly favors CN7.

http://www.pv-magazi.../#axzz2xXevKzNU


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#9 sunnysky

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:39 AM

EU-China minimum price to fall to €0.53 per watt

http://www.pv-tech.o...gn=newsnow-feed

 

 

“The bigger impact is potentially on the supply to medium- and large-scale projects. Tier one is now ‘back in the room’ and investors may well be weighing up the risks of origin uncertainties against the bankability of the better known, and experienced brands,” he added.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:45 AM

California Grandfathers Existing Solar Arrays In, Rates Won’t Change For 20 Years
http://cleantechnica...ange-20-years/?

 

 

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has ruled that existing rooftop solar arrays can keep selling electricity to the grid at current rates for 20 years.
 
This applies to all customers of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, and Southern California Edison Company.
 
The CPUC’s decision was unanimous and in line with what Governor Jerry Brown intended when he signed Assembly Bill 327 into law.
 
At that time, Governor Brown wrote, “As the CPUC considers rules regarding grandfathering of net meter customers, I expect the Commission to ensure that customers who took service under net metering prior to reaching the statutory net metering cap on or before July 1, 2017, are protected under those rules for the expected life of their systems.”
 
The rules for California’s next Net Metering Policy (NEM 2.0) have not yet been decided upon, but must be finalized by December 2015.
 
There will be an unprecedented surge of demand for solar power after today’s hearing, so it’s impossible to predict when the cap will be hit,” said Daniel Sullivan, president and founder of Sullivan Solar Power, “It is clearly in the best interest for property owners to go solar now, locking in 20 years of protections.”
 

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:22 AM


GE throws weight behind 230 MW Japanese PV plant

 

http://www.pv-magazi.../#axzz2xYPFnx00

 

 

The U.S. conglomerate will invest in the Setouchi-based solar power project, which will cost an estimated $777 million and become Japan’s largest once complete.


Read more: http://www.pv-magazi.../#ixzz2xYQ3OOyX

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:27 AM

IPCC report released and other news related....

 

The Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report was approved, and the full report accepted, by the IPCC on 30 March 2014.

PDF file

 

http://ipcc-wg2.gov/...PM_Approved.pdf

 

Climate inaction to be 'catastrophe'

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...onment-26824943

 

Climate Change Beginning to Affect World: IPCC Report

 

http://www.newindian...ce#.UzmU2vl_u-E

 

UN warns global warming changes “irreversible”

http://www.aawsat.ne...article55330666

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#13 sunnysky

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:54 AM

Thanks greensolar. There is no doubt that we need to do all we can and act now.

 

 

This latest Summary for Policymakers document highlights the fact that the amount of scientific evidence on the impacts of warming has almost doubled since the last report in 2007.

 
Be it the melting of glaciers or warming of permafrost, the summary highlights the fact that on all continents and across the oceans, changes in the climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems in recent decades.
 
In the words of the report, "increasing magnitudes of warming increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts".
 
"Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change,'' said Mr Pachauri.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:44 AM

Not sure if this was already posted before ... the news actually from 3/27 ...

 

CCCME: Chinese solar PV module exports to the EU fall in 2013

 

2% of China's PV module exports in 2013 went to Japan, which represented roughly ½ of the 7 GW Japanese PV market in 2013. Chinese trade authorities say Japan is currently considering anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on Chinese PV.

Another 10% went to the United States, meaning a market of around 1.6 GW, or roughly 1/3 of the total U.S. PV market. U.S. trade authorities are currently deciding on preliminary anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Chinese PV cells and modules, after finding evidence of damage in February 2014.

 

http://www.solarserv...ll-in-2013.html


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:54 AM

WTO rules against US 'double remedy'

 

The World Trade Organization on Thursday released the report of a panel that backed China's challenge of countervailing and anti-dumping measures taken by the United States against certain products from China.

 

However, the WTO didn't support China's claim that a US measure known as the GPX Act was inconsistent with WTO rules.

 

More than 20 types of Chinese exports, ranging from photovoltaic cells for the solar industry to pipes used in wells in the oil and natural gas industries, were involved in the investigations or reviews launched by the US between Nov 20, 2006, and March 13, 2012.

 

http://www.ecns.cn/b...28/107029.shtml


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:55 AM

Not sure if this was already posted before ... the news actually from 3/27 ...

 

CCCME: Chinese solar PV module exports to the EU fall in 2013

 

2% of China's PV module exports in 2013 went to Japan, which represented roughly ½ of the 7 GW Japanese PV market in 2013. Chinese trade authorities say Japan is currently considering anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on Chinese PV.

Another 10% went to the United States, meaning a market of around 1.6 GW, or roughly 1/3 of the total U.S. PV market. U.S. trade authorities are currently deciding on preliminary anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Chinese PV cells and modules, after finding evidence of damage in February 2014.

 

http://www.solarserv...ll-in-2013.html

Japan follows USA (pressure from USA was enormous to force other countries -US satellites  to follow). A reason is trading WAR. Nothing personal (solars) -  just attack to save big oil.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:26 PM

Iowa Solar Tax Credit Tripling Passed by State Senate
http://cleantechnica...-state-senate/?

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:54 PM

Japan follows USA (pressure from USA was enormous to force other countries -US satellites  to follow). A reason is trading WAR. Nothing personal (solars) -  just attack to save big oil.


How likely is it that Japan intruduces PV tariffs? IMHO that would be big trouble for strong Japan shippers and project developers like CSIQ. I dont want to think about all these projects that are approved and planned with Chinese modules that could be only imported with tariffs. That would definately hurt a lot of local companies as well.
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Posted 31 March 2014 - 01:08 PM

solarserver reprinted old story, which was described here in details. it was a warning issued by the CCCME official about not saturating Japanese markets with Chinese modules. Now they added own spin to it. It is impossible to consider Japanese plans for solar, their resourcing out of China and tariff under same review. It just makes no sense. The official, who spoke out of concern, should have been more careful, knowing that he would be quoted everywhere and misrepresented.
JKS ships literally nothing both to the US and Japan, and yet stock finished red today
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Posted 31 March 2014 - 01:33 PM

How likely is it that Japan intruduces PV tariffs? IMHO that would be big trouble for strong Japan shippers and project developers like CSIQ. I dont want to think about all these projects that are approved and planned with Chinese modules that could be only imported with tariffs. That would definately hurt a lot of local companies as well.

Common sense tells that there is no  reason for Japan to implement tariffs. What are they going to gain? They will get more expensive panels, they will hurt local installers. They do not have a local capacity enough to cover all needs. The only reason they can consider it is a pressure from US, Why would US put a pressure on Japan in this specific issue?  You can answer yourself.  


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