The following extract from EDIE news indicates there may be an increase in the price of Solar PV panels soon due to the EU anti dumping tariffs imposed on the Chinese.

Businesses looking to add solar installations should move fast, investor services firm IHS has warned, as EU duties on Chinese firms look set to inflate international prices of solar glass. Related articles.

After falling by 50% from 2009 through 2014, pricing for solar glass will reportedly rebound next year as EU anti-’dumping’ duties go into effect on Chinese suppliers.

In international trade, dumping is defined as charging a lower price in an export market than is charged in the home country of the producer.

The new legislation will see solar glass pricing reach £3.66 per square meter by 2018, says IHS – up 11% from the low point this year.

“The sharp drop in solar glass prices during the last five years was the result of massive oversupply in the market,” said Karl Melkonyan, solar research analyst at IHS Technology.”

“Chinese government subsidies on solar glass caused domestic suppliers to increase production and exports. However, the European Union’s move to impose countervailing duties on solar glass imported from China will limit supply in the market, leading to an expected increase in prices.”

Bill Wright
ECA, Head of Energy Solutions