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Support grows for India in WTO tiff with US

The European Union as well as Brazil, China and Japan indicate their support for India in the WTO dispute against the U.S. Consensus appears to be that trade retaliatory measures are unjustified. The DSB chair concluded by noting the matter has been referred to arbitration in line.

Tesla begins production of Solar Roof tiles at New York gigafactory

The company also says that it has begun installation of the Solar Roof on the homes of non-employee homeowners.

India rejects U.S. solar claim at WTO

India hit back on Monday at Washington’s latest legal assault on its solar power policies at the World Trade Organization, rejecting a US legal claim and exploring possible new protection of India’s own solar industry.

US to drag India back into WTO solar wrangle

Reuters reports that the United States is once again planning to take India back to a WTO ruling regarding an ongoing solar power dispute. Last year India lost the case against the U.S., which had alleged discriminatory practices in favor of domestic firms and against foreign competitors.

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Climate Policy Initiative presents financial solutions for rooftop solar in India

CPI has summarized the present rooftop sector of India, its economics, and the financial facilities to the industry from government and banks. The analyst and advisory firm has presented the solutions for the current financial obstacles to the growth of rooftop solar. The team has advised two Indo-U.S. collaborative initiatives, USICEF and USICFP, with which these solutions can be implemented.

MIT researchers release evaluation of solar pumps for irrigation in India

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) study of solar pump technology used in India assesses technical performance and explores innovative business cases to increase user adoption. The study also helps farmers to choose the right size of the pump according to their requirement or size of fields.

SunPedal rides again, this time in U.S.

The SunPedal ride – a solar energy awareness initiative from India Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) alumni, made 1321 km journey from San Francisco to San Diego on a solar e-bike.

U.S. PV system prices have already increased due to Section 201 (w/ charts)

The latest report by GTM Research puts numbers on the increase in H2 2017 system prices and analyzes the potential damage from a range of scenarios.

Chinese module prices rise 10% above forecast, causing problems for India

Growth in the booming Indian solar market, heavily reliant on Chinese modules, could slow as strong Q3 demand for panels in China and the U.S. push up prices and impact Indian firms’ financial modelling.

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