The Trump administration has decided to end India’s status as a beneficiary developing country. India will not be allowed to export freely to the U.S. some 2,000 products worth $6 billion starting June, 5. This list of goods includes solar cells and panels. The Indian solar industry’s total exports to the U.S. amounted to more than $50 […]

The United States is seeing a massive surge in solar energy with more than 130 GW of solar capacity expected to come online over the next five years, as there is a massive pipeline of large utility-scale solar projects set to be installed across the country. This is no surprise given that solar energy has […]

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 […]