EU ProSun, a joint initiative of Europe-based solar firms, formally lodged a complaint with the European Commission at the end of July 2012 alleging dumping by solar firms in China. In addition to preliminary punitive duties announced by the US government, China-based solar firms may face additional challenges in Europe.
We who live outside USA/Europe may have an opportunity to buy really cheap solar panels now as duties applied in those regions may squeeze the Chinese suppliers. On Alibaba, I see PV prices as low as $0.50 per watt. That’s competitive with Canadian cheap hydroelectric power.