Cost reductionPrices for solar modules have been falling for years. These cost reductions do not reach Europe due to the trade restrictions. Consequently, consumers and investors pay higher prices than necessary.
Energy transitionThe increase in the number of solar installations in Germany remains way below the goal of the federal government. Consequently, trade barriers threaten the success of the energy transition and climate protection.
Value creationMore solar sites create jobs in Europe. As a result of the breadth of solar value creation, more than 75 % of each solar installation remains inside Europe – even when utilising modules produced outside Europe.
Today, the European Commission has published its regulation on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures for Chinese solar modules and cells. Import duties and minimum import price will apply for another […]
The Court of Justic of the European Union rejected the complaint of Chinese companies against anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures imposed by the EU in 2013 on imported Chinese solar […]
The European Commission’s College of Commissioners has today presented a compromise on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on solar modules and cells from China. The new recommendation is now being […]
What our supporters say
“Well intended is the opposite of good. The protective tariffs damage craft and industry. Never before have so many jobs been lost in Europe’s solar power sector as since the imposing of the protective tariffs. We from the solar power industry are therefore calling from the immediate removal of the protective tariffs.”
Udo Möhrstedt, IBC SOLARChairman of the Board
“Renewable energies are the future of energy provision. Solar energy plays an important role in this. A free market for PV components provides scope for cost-efficient investments and innovations. It is also good for customers.”
Dirk Güsewell, EnBWHead of Generation Portfolio Development
“The expansion of renewable energies is one of the core elements in our strategy to create the energy systems of the future. To this end, we aim to make the most of the opportunities and potential offered by solar energy. Trade restrictions must not be allowed to block this path to the future.”
Dr. Holger Krawinkel, MVV EnergieHead of Customer Experience and Innovation
“Power from solar energy can already be produced at the cost level of conventional power plants in Europe today. The trade restrictions are stifling the solar cost degression and thereby making climate protection more expensive. The EU should remain loyal to its objectives and lift the trade restrictions for solar products.”