IN DEPTH: Intersolar sees tariff fallout

Belectric has GE’s advanced central inverter technology installed at three of its PV plants in southern Germany

Belectric says the tariffs send the wrong message to the solar industry

Companies working in the downstream side of Europe’s solar industry are struggling to find ways to react to price hikes for PV modules in the wake of EU anti-dumping tariffs.

German system integrator Belectric today said punitive duties are the wrong way to reach cost reduction in solar power. As an immediate measure, the company said it has secured a special contingent of thin-film modules from First Solar, as those aren’t subject to import duties announced by the European Commission against Chinese PV kit.

“Through import tariffs, solar electricity is becoming more expensive at the expense of power consumers. That’s the wrong signal to the German solar industry,” Belectric says in a statement.

“Even if all PV modules are imported, up Log in to read complete article.

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