Bifacial Solar Gets A Big Boost In The USA

| June 13, 2019

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Overseas manufacturers of bifacial solar panels will be rejoicing after an announcement from the U.S. Trade Representative that these modules will be excluded from the “Trump solar tariff”. In January last year, U.S. President Donald Trump implemented punitive tariffs of as much as 30 percent on imported solar cells and panels. SQ’s Ronald commented at the time the “Trump solar tariff” was evil, but not as evil as it could have been. The tariffs had a significant impact on a number of manufacturers, including SunPower. While SunPower has its headquarters in the USA, its manufacturing capacity at the time was in Malaysia, the Philippines, Mexico and China. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) then kicked off a process of considering applications to exclude certain products from the tariffs – and solar panel manufacturers lined up. In the first round of exclusions, SunPower was granted a reprieve, but there was little joy for others.

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