Chinese rival declares German Solarworld “dead”
The head of Chinese solar panel producer Trina Solar, Gao Jifan, has said German competitor Solarworld was “a company with no competitiveness” that would inevitably “die”, Stephan Scheuer writes in Handeslblatt Global Edition. Gao, whose company is the world’s leading producer of solar panels, said Solarworld could not “rely on government protectionism or subsidies forever”. He also accused the European Commission of “protectionism” in the solar industry to the detriment of European consumers, Scheuer writes, but conceded that the Chinese government also subsidised solar panel manufacturing to some degree.
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