TODAY IN ENERGY: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
U.S. solar module imports partially recover after tariffs were imposed in early 2018
The United States imposed tariffs on imported silicon solar cells and modules in January 2018. Module imports decreased in the months following the tariffs announcement and effective date, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administrations monthly data of solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments. U.S. solar PV module imports, measured in the modules’ capacity in kilowatts, increased in mid-2017, before the tariffs were announced, and then fell to less than 300,000 kilowatts in the months following the tariffs effective date in February 2018.
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