Guangxi to invest RMB 52.6 billion in 244 projects including PV, wind, biomass power generation; Trina Solar issues statement on Anti-Circumvention Investigation by US Department of Commerce.
Guangxi to implement 16 GW PV projects in 2022: The Development and Reform Commission of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region issued the Guangxi Energy Network Construction Work Promotion Plan for 2022. As per the plan, a total of 244 projects (including wind power, photovoltaic power generation, biomass power generation, hydropower, coal power, and nuclear power) will be implemented in 2022, with a planned investment of RMB 52.6 billion ($8.27 billion). As per local media, the projects involving photovoltaics will be 93 with a total installed capacity of 16 GW.
Trina Solar issues statement on US anti-circumvention investigation: Chinese solar module manufacturer Trina Solar has issued a statement in light of the Anti-circumvention Investigation by the US Department of Commerce (DOC). Last month, acting on the US solar module manufacturer Auxin Solar’s petition filed in February 2022, the US Department of Commerce had initiated an investigation into companies circumventing antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) by importing crystalline silicon solar cells, whether or not assembled into modules from China, from Southeast Asian nations of Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodas (see US To Take Up Circumvention Tariff Probe). In its statement today, Trina Solar said that it was deeply disappointed at this course of action taken by the DOC and that it would increase the cost for US solar industry downstream players that make up the majority of the solar industry job opportunities in the US. The company added that the imposition of high duties on Chinese enterprises in Southeast Asia leads to uncertainty among the solar producers and therefore the US buyers. The company stressed that it is also unfair for those American companies, who have entered into agreement, to bear additional duties and unbearably high cost. The company urged a prompt closure of the investigation in order to restore US solar market supply and to realize America’s clean energy target.