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SunPower To Acquire SolarWorld Americas

April 18th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

In a move being billed as a "new chapter in American solar panel manufacturing" SunPower, one of the world's leading solar manufacturers, has announced that it will acquire 100% of SolarWorld Americas, one of the two companies who filed a Section 201 trade case that led to the imposition of 30% tariffs on all imported solar cells and modules into the United States

3 Canadian Solar Firms File Suit Against Trump’s Solar Tariff

February 13th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Three Canadian solar manufacturers -- Silfab Solar, Heliene, and Canadian Solar -- have filed a lawsuit with the US Court of International Trade in New York against Donald Trump's imposition of 30% tariffs on all imported solar cells and modules, citing "immediate, severe, and irreversible injuries" for the Canadian solar industry

MSNBC & CNBC Miss The Key Points Of Trump Solar Tariffs Story

January 26th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The recent news about tariffs on Chinese solar panels brought out how little MSNBC staff follow the energy industry and how little they understand what the problems are with this specific trade case. Bringing in CNBC Editor-at-Large John Harwood didn't help either, as he also didn't note (and didn't seem to not know) the most important points of the story

Solar Tariffs Could Be Offset By Ultra-Low-Cost Solar Plans

January 24th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The recently announced 30% solar tariff could be offset and overwhelmed by new plans announced this week by the Rocky Mountain Institute and 35 solar energy industry leaders, which have committed to developing an ultra-low-cost solar product which could significantly reduce costs to the point that fully installed costs would only reach $0.50 per watt. 

Trump Imposes 30% Imported Solar Tariff, Threatens 23,000 Jobs In 2018

January 23rd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

After 8 months of uncertainty and vitriol, US President Donald Trump has decided this week to impose a 30% tariff on imported solar cells and modules in response to a Section 201 trade case filed by Suniva and SolarWorld back in April of 2017, a move which will likely cost 23,000 American jobs this year. 

US Solar Trade Case Rubs Out SunShot Initiative Achievements

December 6th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The recent Section 201 solar trade case that has passed through the US International Trade Commission has undone some of the progress made by President Obama's SunShot Initiative which sought to lower solar costs to make them cost-competitive with other forms of energy. 

Solar Cell Tariffs Won’t Create A Significant Number Of Jobs For Americans, Will Eliminate Tens Of Thousands

November 24th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Suniva and SolarWorld have filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission claiming cheap solar cells and solar panels from China made it impossible for them to compete and drove them into bankruptcy. The claim is not about subsidies given to those companies by the Chinese government, only that the imported products are cheap and hurt Suniva's and SolarWorld's business. (Note that Suniva itself is a subsidiary of a Chinese solar company that opposed the complaint.)

US Solar Industry Remains Frustrated As ITC Recommends Tariffs

November 2nd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The US International Trade Commission published on Tuesday recommendations for import tariffs on solar PV cells and modules as part of the Section 201 trade case which has been in motion much of this year, and though any tariffs are harmful, the proposals were not as bad as many within the solar industry were fearing. 

Major US Businesses Call On ITC To Reconsider Solar Tariff

October 26th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Major US businesses and members of the Ceres BICEP Network have this week added their voices to the many already hoping the US International Trade Commission will reconsider imposing a solar tariff following the ruling in the Suniva and SolarWorld Section 201 solar trade case. 

GTM Research Analyzes Impact Of Solar Tariff In 12 Charts

October 17th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

GTM Research has published a new report this week investigating the potential impact of introducing various levels of tariffs on the solar industry as a result of the Section 201 trade case currently in front of the US International Trade Commission. 

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