HOME | ALL STOCKS | MUTUAL FUNDS | ETFs | WIND | SOLAR | GEOTHERMAL | BIOFUEL | BATTERY | ENERGY EFFICIENCY SMART GRID | EFFICIENT VEHICLES | ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORT | CLEANTECH NEWS | ADVERTISE | CONTACT | ABOUT by Paula Mints In 2012 Solar World, facing significant price and margin pressure from cells/modules imported from China, filed trade petitions in Europe and the US under section 337 of the 1930 Trade Act. Smoot-Hawley did not push the world into the Great Depression but it certainly was a card in the Depression playing deck.
As a refresher on the Trade Act of 1930; this was the infamous Smoot-Hawley Act which began as a protection for farmers but after much debate fed by many special interests it was eventually attached to a wide variety of imports (~900). In 1934, as part of the New Deal, President Franklin Roosevelt pushed the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act through and the short reign of protectionism in the US ended.
In 2014 Solar World amended its original petition to include cells imported from Taiwan. Despite renewed high anxiety in the US over potential price increases, prices did not increase significantly.
Under Supreme Court personal jurisdiction jurisprudence, the facts were insufficient to establish personal jurisdiction over the Merrill Lynch Defendants.
Result of action: Aside from industry participants and observers lining up on one side or the other it was Business as Usual.
The Astropower solution simplifies TIPV array installation by reducing the number of modules, but it is less flexible when it comes to the layout of those modules.
Stiner, without admitting or denying the Commission’s findings, also consented to the institution of settled administrative proceedings pursuant to Rule 102(e)(3) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice suspending him from appearing or practicing before the Commission as an accountant, based on the anticipated entry of an injunction against him.
While GE is expanding solar module production using cells from outside suppliers, does this event mark the end of the both recycled wafer and APex™ Silicon-Film™ solar cell technologies developed by solar industry pioneer Astro Power?
Neither of the Merrill Lynch Defendants were registered to do business in the United States, and neither filed proofs of claim in the bankruptcy case.
The Merrill Lynch defendants thereafter filed a motion to dismiss the amended complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction.