U.S. Department of Commerce Proposes 31% Tariff on Chinese Solar Companies

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it would order tariffs of 31% and more on solar photovoltaic (PV) panels imported from China after a preliminary finding that Chinese companies were selling panels in the United States at prices below fair market value (dumping). If U.S. trade officials affirm this preliminary finding this fall, it will have a big impact on the cost of PV development and possibly on the availability of panels in the U.S. market.

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