Signs are emerging of market changes resulting from EU moves to add an 11.8% levy on imported Chinese PV equipment.
This week, PV panel distributor Segen said it had signed a deal to supply panels produced by South Korean firm Hyundai, attributing the move to worries over EU proposals to introduce high levies on Chinese importers.
And Italian producer Coenergia Group wrote to its UK customers saying that it had run out of its triangular Trienergia modules after they were all snapped up.
The letter, from development manager Leonardo Scacchetti, said: “Coenergia Group announces shortage of Trienergia modules on the UK Market during future several months. Antidumping worry pushed our customers to collect all our available stock.”
He added that uncertainty over the anticipated rule changes had delayed production of a replacement module for two months.
Meanwhile, Segen announced that it would add a range of black-framed 260w panels to its current range of Hyundai products.
Andy Pegg, chief executive of Segen, said that the move was part of a drive by his company to reduce the impact of the tariffs.
He said: “Installers are already facing an inevitable increase in PV panel costs due to the EU anti-dumping tariff, which is in turn driving demand for high yielding panels that will not be affected by the legislation.
“At Segen we are keen to ensure we offer products in line with installer requirements. The introduction of this reliable, high-yielding panel is part of this focus.”