US wins WTO dispute against India’s solar rules

24 Feb 2016, 21:44

In this photograph taken on 27 December 2015, Indian farmer Udesinhbhai Waghjibhai Chavda cleans recently installed solar panels, which power water pumps which irrigate his fields in the village of Dhundi, some 90kms from Ahmedabad. Photo: AFP

Geneva: The United States won a ruling against India at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday after challenging the rules on the origin of solar cells and solar modules used in India’s national solar power programme.

In a statement, the US Trade Representative’s office called the ruling a significant win that would hasten the march of solar energy across the world and support clean energy jobs in the United States.