Module prices rise ahead of EC ruling

The European Commission is expected to make a preliminary decision on the anti-dumping case in June.

The European Commission is expected to make a preliminary decision on the anti-dumping case in June.

The price of solar modules in Europe registered its first monthly up-tick in more than four years in March, as fears of a shortage among developers and installers intensify ahead of an EU ruling on whether to impose tariffs on Chinese modules.

The price of Chinese crystalline silicon modules rose 4% last month, driving up prices across the entire EU marketfor the first time since January 2009, according to market researcher IHS.

Prices are expected to continue rising modestly for the next few months, and may increase up even more dramatically this summer if the EU decides to slap tariffs on PV kit made in China. A preliminary decision on anti-dumping tariffs is expected in early June.

Last month the EU began forcing Chinese suppliers to register their solar kit before importing it into the bloc, a move that would allow Log in to read complete article.

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