This is your SolarWakeup for July 29th, 2014

Of course the blowback of the recent trade case is starting to come. I join all of those voices that call for the end of the tariffs. But the realist in me doesn’t see a negotiated alternative outcome. SolarWorld (Owned by Qatar) had a decent quarter and can now get perpetual tariffs added to competitors that do it better and cheaper. Why would they want to change that? Why would they want another alternative strategy? Maybe if the market stops supporting SolarWorld product, they would come to the table.

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Yann

This is your SolarWakeup for July 28th, 2014

To begin, I am back from a fantastic vacation which was made better with the help of Glenna Wiseman, who graciously stepped in for me last week. I hope you found her commentary as great as I did. You can always find her online at identity3.com, @GlennaWiseman or @Women4Solar!

The Department of Commerce dropped a bomb last week which is posing many questions. Now, any combination of China and regional made product will suffer the (preliminary) tariffs of 26%-58% for most used modules. The question to be posed is: Is there a loophole? Can a all China product only get the 2012 tariffs without the 2014 edition? And most importantly, how can anyone in the US market still support SolarWorld at this point? I would expect some significant market backlash for the company.

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Yann

Read the Full Department of Commerce Preliminary Dumping Tariff Announcement

These are the top 10 most read solar articles by your peers this week!

#1 Chaolysti: A New Threat Looms Against Distributed Rooftop Solar

#2 CleanTechnica: Are Utilities About To Kill Solar Energy’s Future In NC?

#3 GTM: The Solar Industry’s Tax Credit Conundrum

#4 HuffPost: ‘Pay-as-you-go’ solar financing hits new milestone

#5 GTM: Google’s $1M Challenge: A Laptop-Sized Solar Inverter

#6 PVTech: Warning of ‘dangerous’ public backlash against solar in Japan

#7 NPR: Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home’s Value

#8 RE World: Keeping Up with Energy Storage

#9 Breitbart: Glare From Solar Plan Endangering Flights Over CA

#10 Motley Fool: Downstream Solar Companies, Funds Drive Strong Investment

 

The Top 10 is ranked by the number of SolarWakeup.com readers that clicked on the news article during the previous week.  It is the poll of the most relevant solar news of the week as judged by your colleagues and competitors.

Have a great weekend!

Yann