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President Trump Imposes Tariffs on Solar Panels

New tariffs on imported PV cells and modules are lower than what had been sought by two U.S. manufacturers

Posted on Jan 23 2018 by Scott Gibson

President Trump has announced the imposition of new tariffs on imported photovoltaic(PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. (PVPhotovoltaics. Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic (PV) cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow.) cells and panels, acceding to the request of two foreign-owned companies with facilities in the U.S., Suniva and SolarWorld. The tariffs were vigorously opposed by a trade group representing the U.S. solar industry.


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How the Suniva Trade Dispute is Reshaping the Solar Industry

There are many alternatives to tariffs that would support the domestic solar manufacturing sector

Posted on Nov 14 2017 by Anonymous

By MAGGIE PARKHURST and JOEL BINSTOCK


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Solar Ruling Prompts Industry Jitters

Installers of photovoltaic systems worry about job losses and price spikes as tariff case makes its way to the Oval Office

Posted on Sep 26 2017 by Scott Gibson

The news was not entirely unexpected, but last week's ruling that U.S. solar manufacturers have been harmed by cheap imports has opened the door to new tariffs and prompted warnings that job losses and higher prices will follow.


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Tariff Threat Strangling Solar Market

Solar developers are putting projects on hold as the threat of new import tariffs drives up PV module prices

Posted on Sep 18 2017 by Scott Gibson

Just six months ago there were plenty of inexpensive solar panels to be had, but solar developers now report a dwindling supply and higher prices as the market reacts to the possibility of new U.S. tariffs on imported photovoltaic(PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. (PVPhotovoltaics. Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic (PV) cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow.) modules.


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