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China Launches Anti-Dumping Probe into EU Solar Products

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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China is starting an investigation into whether the European Union is unfairly subsidizing solar exports, the latest in a series of Beijing’s trade disputes with Europe and the United States. China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday the anti-dumping probe will focus on whether the EU sold solar-grade polysilicon, a key material in the production of solar […]

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China Slams US Duties on Solar Products

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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China is slamming steep tariffs imposed by the United States on Chinese-made solar panels, saying they are an unfair trade barrier that will create “friction” between the world’s two largest economies. Wednesday, the U.S. Commerce Department upheld charges of 18 to nearly 250 percent on Chinese solar panel producers to counter what it says is […]

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US Upholds Duties on Chinese Solar Products

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United States Commerce Department has upheld steep tariffs on Chinese solar panels it says are being “dumped” into the U.S. market at artificially low prices. The Wednesday ruling confirmed an earlier finding that Chinese solar companies were benefiting from unfair government subsidies. It set tariffs ranging from about 24 to 36 percent on most […]

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EU Opens Anti-Dumping Probe on Chinese Solar Panels

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has opened an investigation into whether solar panels are being sold by Chinese firms below the cost of production, drawing an immediate protest from Beijing. The EU said Thursday it launched the anti-dumping probe after a group of more than 20 European solar panel makers presented evidence that the Chinese products had […]

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Solar Plane Aborts Morocco Flight

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong headwind has forced the world’s first solar-powered plane to make an intercontinental flight to abort what would have been its toughest flight yet across Morocco. The Solar Impulse team announced on its website Wednesday that headwinds and turbulence between Casablanca and Marrakesh was twice as strong as expected and prevented the solar airplane […]

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Solar Plane Flies Over Moroccan Desert in Toughest Challenge

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s first solar-powered plane to make an intercontinental flight is attempting an even greater challenge as it flies through the mountainous and desert climate of Morocco. The experimental Solar Impulse plane took off from the Moroccan capital, Rabat, at 8 a.m. local time (0700 UTC) Wednesday, with Swiss pilot and businessman Andre Borschberg at […]

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Morocco: Solar-Powered Plane’s Arrival Boosts Solar Energy Industry

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Morocco has praised the arrival of a solar-powered plane that flew from Madrid, Spain, to Rabat, marking the world’s first intercontinental flight by a manned aircraft operating without liquid fuel. The Solar Impulse plane completed the 830 kilometer journey late Tuesday, landing at Rabat’s international airport after taking off from the Spanish capital 19 hours […]

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Solar-Powered Plane Makes Bid for 1st Inter-Continental Flight

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Swiss adventurer is flying an experimental solar-powered plane from southern Europe toward northern Africa in a bid to complete the world’s first inter-continental flight by an aircraft without using fuel. Bertrand Piccard took off from the Spanish capital Madrid, early Tuesday aboard the Solar Impulse plane on a 2,500 kilometer journey to the Moroccan […]

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Solar-Powered Plane Makes Bid for 1st Inter-Continental Flight

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Swiss adventurer is flying an experimental solar-powered plane from southern Europe toward northern Africa in a bid to complete the world’s first inter-continental flight by an aircraft without using fuel. Bertrand Piccard took off from the Spanish capital Madrid, early Tuesday aboard the Solar Impulse plane on a 2,500 kilometer journey to the Moroccan […]

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Solar-Powered Plane on Historic Flight

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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An experimental solar-powered airplane is headed from Europe toward the African continent in a historic flight. Noted Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard took off from Madrid, Spain early Tuesday morning aboard the Solar Impulse, on a 2,500 kilometer trip to Morocco. If successful it will be the first-ever intercontinental flight of a solar-powered airplane. Piccard’s compatriot, […]

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