USTR Rushes to Judgment on Bifacial Exemption

Following is a statement from SEIA's President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper regarding the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative's decision to impose tariffs on bifacial solar panels:

Party is over for dirt-cheap solar panels, says China executive

Solar panel prices tumbled around 30 percent last year after China, the world's largest producer, cut subsidies to shrink its bloated solar industry, pushing smaller manufacturers to the brink of collapse.

Solar Tariffs Hold Back Q3 Installations, Scramble Project Timelines As Procurement Pipeline Booms

For the first time since 2015, quarterly additions of utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PV) fell below 1 gigawatt (GW), highlighting the impact of the tariffs and the uncertainty surrounding them in late 2017 and early 2018.

CEA Releases 2018 Solar Energy Report; Finds Incentives Contributed Significantly to Solar Power Expansion

Report Highlights Effects of Incentive Programs on Solar Market and Future Reexamination of Solar Policies

Solar Tariff Insights

We anticipate that next year, there will be a break from the steady industry growth experienced during the past decade. Its unfortunate because solar has been a bright spot with job and economic growth year after year.

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