US Solar Tariffs President Trump’s protectionist policies in the US have costed a large number of jobs in the solar industry. The Trump tariffs announced in January 2018 imposed tariffs on solar panels that were manufactured outside the United States. The tariffs will be 30% initially and decline to 15% over the next four years (reducing by […]

USA Safeguard Duty on Solar Panel Imports  The Trump administration’s imposition of Section 201 safeguard duties on imports of solar panels is leading to unexpected outcomes which are not all necessarily benefiting the US manufacturing industry which it was meant for.  Some of these implications are: 1) Exempt countries to try and leverage the export opportunity – A […]

Could Result in Major Drop in Prices & Bankruptcies The USA government regulator on trade rules found that there was a case to be made of Chinese solar imports hurting the domestic USA solar panel manufacturing industry. This ruling which was made on 22nd September followed months of acrimonious to and fro between the solar panel […]

Buffalo Factory starts Production in NY The world class solar manufacturing hub recently started production in New York. Yes, we are talking about the Tesla’s Buffalo solar factory. The idea of this huge solar factory was conceived three years ago, and much has changed in the industry since then especially in terms of prices. Though the […]

High Panel Prices in USA The US solar industry has been closely watching the solar panel case filed by two major solar panel manufacturers in USA (Suniva and Solarworld) to impose sharply higher prices on imports of solar panels. These two companies are looking beyond plain vanilla anti-dumping or safeguard duties but want to impose […]

Solar Power Performance During This Solar Eclipse This Monday, August 21 was a total solar eclipse seen in the western part of the world. The moon almost fully covered the sun thus creating partial darkness. The eclipse took place from about 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – peak time for solar energy production. With solar […]