The European Commission’s request for information on panel manufacturers last week indicates that the policy cogs are beginning to turn, and the future of the controversial minimum import price could soon be up for debate.

Given proposed reductions to the feed-in tariff, developers and installers alike will be waiting with bated breath for news on its possible repeal. Opening the floodgates to cheaper modules might just offer solar something of a lifeline in a post-FiT environment.