The USA China trade war has ratcheted up in the last 18 months with USA imposing more and more duties on Chinese imports which has itself been retaliating in a small measure with duties on imports of USA agricultural and energy products. The solar industry has been affected by the trade war much before it […]

USA made India remove its domestic content requirements (DCR) a couple of years ago for solar panel projects by moving the WTO as it violated the guidelines of the international trade body. This was a very stupid move by the USA because most of the Indian imports came from China and other countries as hardly […]

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 […]