The Other Shoe Drops on Imported Solar Cell Tariffs

The Other Shoe Drops on Imported Solar Cell Tariffs

President Trump has accepted the US International Trade Commission’s November 13 recommendation to impose significant tariffs on imported solar modules, panels and cells. It could have been worse, but it’s not good news for solar consumers.  It will hurt the big integrators most of all.  One can only hope that this is not enough to bail out Suniva and SolarWorld, the foreign-owned companies that instigated this mess.

New tariffs will start at 30% the first year and drop by 5% in each of the following years before phasing out completely in year five. The first 2.5 gigawatts of solar cells each year  – about one-fifth of imports – will be exempt from the tariff.

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