SolBid: Clean Energy News

As Current Administration Implements Tariff, China’s Resistance is Only the Beginning

Posted by Morgan Burke on Feb 16, 2018 8:03:00 AM

SolBid’s Clean Energy News has followed the ITC Section 201 Solar Trade case since the initial proposal. At the time of our last discussion, the administration was in place to announce the final ruling by January 26th. Three days early, on January 23rd, the President signed the proclamation placing a tariff on imported solar cells and modules for a period of four years. The import tariff, which was implemented February 7th, is set at 30% with a 5% declining rate per year.

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Topics: China, Trump, solar tariff, section 201 trade case, solar panels, WTO

China Cements Itself as Global Solar Leader, Just in Time

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Feb 2, 2017 1:29:33 PM

Photo from Washington Post.

Information originating from the National Energy Administration (NEA) showed that in 2016 alone, China implemented 34.24 gigawatts (GW) of additional solar energy. With a confirmed goal of 110 GW by 2020, project deployment is centered predominantly in the east, with large-scale endeavours overshadowing a previously-planned carve-out for distributed generation. Industry experts believe that the figure is likely to be exceeded by the final date, and may soon eclipse the American market for clean energy.

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Topics: Solar, China, Going Green

More Than Half of 2015's New Electricity Capacity World-wide Derived from Clean Sources

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Oct 25, 2016 2:43:52 PM

According to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), more than half of all new electricity generation capacity— 153 Gigawatt (GW)— created last year was derived from renewable sources. The increase, a 15% uptick since 2014, is comprised predominantly of solar and wind power. 

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Topics: Solar, China, energy

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