New Tariffs to Curb US Solar Installations by 11% Through 2022

By [email protected] President Trump’s decision on the Section 201 solar trade case could have been worse for the U.S. solar market — but it certainly isn’t good news.

The administration unveiled tariffs yesterday that were less severe than the remedies requested by trade case petitioners Suniva and SolarWorld Americas. Trump ultimately approved a 30 percent solar import tariff for crystalline-silicon solar cells and modules, which steps down by 5 percentage points each year to 15 percent by the fourth year. In addition, 2.5 gigawatts of cells are exempt from the tariffs each year.

So what does this mean for the U.S. solar industry?

“Essentially, this

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