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Court upholds the bifacial solar module tariff exclusion

Court upholds the bifacial solar module tariff exclusion

December 5, 2019 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) will allow the exclusion from Section 201 tariffs for bifacial modules to remain in place for the foreseeable future. In early October, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) attempted to revoke the exclusion, a decision which SEIA and several solar companiesRead More

Trump’s solar tariff disaster: 62,000 jobs and $19 billion in investments lost

Trump’s solar tariff disaster: 62,000 jobs and $19 billion in investments lost

December 3, 2019 at 10:01 am 1 comment

Tariffs on imported solar cells and modules have led to the loss of more than 62,000 U.S. jobs and $19 billion in new private sector investment, according to a market impact analysis released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The analysis comes as the midterm review process forRead More

Hand writes "Tariff Change" on blackboard

About-facial: Trump administration to end the tariff exemption for imported bifacial solar panels

October 7, 2019 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

  Bifacial solar panels were abuzz at this year’s Solar Power International in Salt Lake City. Most PV module manufacturers had a line to tout, and analysts and EPCs were all noting how the costs and opportunity were all adding up to a huge demand — 2020 was going toRead More

The toll of tariffs: CPS America explains how it has mitigated costs to this point and what comes next for customers

The toll of tariffs: CPS America explains how it has mitigated costs to this point and what comes next for customers

September 12, 2019 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

  CPS America sent a letter to its customers this week to update them on the recent tariff increases and actions it has taken to this point (and will need to keep taking) to reduce the burden on its customers. The letter is an inside look at the toll theRead More

Bifacial solar panels among several solar exclusions from the Trump tariffs just announced

Bifacial solar panels among several solar exclusions from the Trump tariffs just announced

June 13, 2019 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association reported some positive outcomes from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in regard to tariff exclusions for some imported PV cells and modules (these were originally applied for in April 2018). These exclusions include: • Bifacial solar panels that absorb light and generate electricityRead More

GlobalData: U.S. solar developers to benefit from China’s solar subsidy cuts

GlobalData: U.S. solar developers to benefit from China’s solar subsidy cuts

October 24, 2018 at 8:39 am Comments are Disabled

The move by China in May this year to slash subsidies for domestic utility-scale solar projects will ultimately benefit developers in the United States that rely on imported solar panels, resulting in revived projects that stalled out in 2018 and more jobs, says data and analytics company GlobalData. We knowRead More

Bill to undo Trump Tariffs introduced in Congress

Bill to undo Trump Tariffs introduced in Congress

April 23, 2018 at 8:39 am Comments are Disabled

A last ditch efforts to undo the #TrumpTariffs has been introduced by Congresswoman Jacky Rosen. The Protecting American Solar Jobs Act (H.R. 5571) seeks to repeal the Trump Administration’s misguided decision to impose duties and tariffs on imported solar panels. Under this legislation, duties and tariffs would default back toRead More

Price Points: How much will tariffs increase the costs of residential solar?

Price Points: How much will tariffs increase the costs of residential solar?

March 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Now that the #TrumpTariffs are in place, we know that utility-scale solar will take a hit. GTM Research is expecting an 11 percent decrease in U.S. solar PV installations over the next five years — 7.6 GW reduction from pre-tariff expectations, 65 percent of which is in utility-scale. But optimismRead More

Photo courtesy of SEIA Twitter account (since I didn't have the cord to get the photos off of my camera).

Solar Power Northeast: More mature solar market ready to weather Trump Tariffs

February 5, 2018 at 6:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar Power Northeast in Boston is the first solar industry conference in this post #TrumpTariffs world, and the collective mood of the room seemed to be “Eh. Could have been worse.” A speed bump rather than a brick wall. This isn’t to downplay the realness of the job losses orRead More

Source: GTM Research U.S. Downstream Solar Service.

Solar installation five-year forecast reduced 11 percent due to Trump tariff decision

January 23, 2018 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

According to new analysis by GTM Research, the tariffs on imported solar cells and modules set forth by the Trump administration will result in an 11 percent decrease in U.S. solar PV installations over the next five years. This represents a reduction of 7.6 GW of installed solar PV capacity between 2018Read More