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June 4, 2014
11:13 EDTSOL, YGE, JKS, TSLChinese solar stocks fall following tariff decision
Shares of Chinese solar stocks are tumbling after the U.S. Commerce department made a preliminary decision on tariffs on a variety of Chinese solar products. Two research firms differed on the impact of the tariffs on the companies. WHAT'S NEW: The Commerce Department announced that it would impose duties of 18.5%-35% on imports of many Chinese solar energy products. The department closed a loophole by imposing the tariffs on products whose main parts come from China, but are assembled in other countries. Previous tariffs imposed in 2012 had not been applied to Chinese solar products that were assembled in and shipped from other countries, according to The Wall Street Journal. While today's move by the Commerce Department is preliminary and is subject to changes later this year, the U.S. will begin collecting the tariffs before their decision is made permanent, The New York Times reported. ANALYST REACTION:In a note to investors earlier today, Credit Suisse analyst Patrick Jobin wrote that the duties were worse than expected, as the market had foreseen tariffs of 10%-15% would be imposed. Additionally, the scope of the duties is worse than expected, as anything related to China-made solar cells or modules is subject to the charges, Jobin stated, noting that the market had expected only cells assembled in Taiwan to be targeted. The news is negative for Chinese solar companies Yingli Green Energy, (YGE) Trina Solar (TSL), JinkoSolar (JKS), ReneSola (SOL), and JA Solar (JASO), Jobin believes. Trina Solar and Yingli Green are among the Chinese companies most exposed to the U.S. market, and the latter company is in a particularly precarious position, given its constrained balance sheet, the analyst contended. Less pessimistic on the outlook for the Chinese solar companies was Northland Securities analyst Colin Rusch. The ruling is "negative but not that bad," he wrote. It should lower Canadian Solar's (CSIQ) EPS by 5c-10c and it should have a similar impact on JA Solar, the analyst estimated. He kept Outperform ratings on both stocks. Meanwhile, JinkoSolar's existing cost advantage will actually be boosted by over 30% as a result of the ruling, Rusch estimated. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, JinkoSolar fell 4.9% to $25.70, ReneSola gave back 4.8% to $2.20, Yingli Green tumbled 4.8% to $2.81, Canadian Solar dropped 5.2% to $23.78, and JA Solar was down 0.6% to $9.82.
News For YGE;TSL;JKS;SOL From The Last 14 Days
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December 17, 2014
06:36 EDTTSL, YGEU.S. announces tariffs on Chinese, Taiwanese solar companies, NY Times says
The U.S. announced that it would impose tariffs of 26.7%-78.4% on the imports of most Chinese made solar panels, and tariffs of 11.45%-27.5% on solar cells made in Taiwan, according to The New York Times. Duties of 27.6%-50% will be imposed on modules made in China, the newspaper quoted the Commerce Department as saying. American officials still hope that they can reach a settlement with the Chinese on solar trade issues, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded companies in the space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). Reference Link
05:29 EDTYGEYingli Green Energy comments on U.S. Department of Commerce decision on tariffs
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December 12, 2014
07:01 EDTJKSJinkoSolar supplies China General Nuclear Power Group 80 MW of solar modules
JinkoSolar announced that it has supplied 80 MW of solar PV modules to China General Nuclear Power Group for a solar PV project in Neihuang County, Henan Province. Located in Mashang and Liucun, two villages in Neihuang County, Henan Province, the project is being built on the rooftops of traditional agricultural greenhouse. It utilizes 325689 pieces of JinkoSolar's high-efficiency PV modules is expected to be connected to the grid by the end of 2014.
December 8, 2014
06:11 EDTTSLTrina Solar acquires 28% stake in Shuntai Leasing
Trina Solar announced it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire a 28% stake in Shuntai Leasing Company Limited. Total registered capital of Shuntai is approximately $50M. Changzhou Hi-tech Jinlong Holdings, a subsidiary of Changzhou Hi-tech Group Co., is the major shareholder of Shuntai. Changzhou Hi-tech Group is one of the largest state-owned companies in Changzhou covering a wide range of businesses including government financing, city development and operation of business enterprises. The group also owns several financing institutions and has raised approximately $5.5B in the past years. Trina Solar has also signed a cooperation agreement with Shuntai to finance the company's downstream projects and solar manufacturing business by leveraging Shuntai's leasing platform.
05:57 EDTYGEYingli Green Energy collaborates to deploy solar power in Thailand
Yingli Green Energy announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Singapore, intends to collaborate with Kasikornbank Public, Huawei Technologies and Solventia Solar Energy, to deploy solar power in Thailand, a promising renewable energy market. According to their recently signed Memorandum of Understanding, the companies plan to jointly provide turnkey solar power solutions for both power plants and distributed generation projects throughout the country. Due to Thailand's strong year-round solar irradiation and rising demand for electricity, the Thai government has established a 3 GW target for total solar power capacity by 2021. The country plans to meet at least 20% of its energy demand with renewable resources by 2022.

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