Environment & Energy Report

Solar Industry May Not Get Relief It Expected From Trump Tariffs

Dec. 3, 2019, 7:51 PM

U.S. solar developers may not get the break from tariffs on imported panels they were expecting next year.

The duties, currently at 25%, are scheduled to fall to 20% in 2020. But the Solar Energy Industries Association says the White House may curtail that cut as part of a review of the tariffs.

“Our fear is that the administration will make them tougher,” the group’s chief executive officer, Abigail Ross Hopper, said on a call with reporters Tuesday.

The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

The tariffs, first imposed in 2018, have been punishing for...

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