3@3 on Solar PV: What Will and Won’t Happen as a Result of the Solar Tariffs

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. 

Today the focus is completely on the solar tariffs, approved by President Trump on Monday January 22. We’ll discuss what we know will happen now that the U.S. will be adding tariffs to imported solar modules and we’ll discuss what won’t happen as a result of these tariffs. What will pricing look like at the end of 2017? Will the solar industry crash and burn? Watch and find out.

[Programming note – because we shot this while Jenn is at Distrubutech, we didn’t have our usual equipment so Paula’s audio is a little echoed – we urge you to listen anyway because we think the content is valuable.]

For Further Reading:

Trump Approves 30 Percent Tariff on Solar Panel Imports; Trade Industry ‘Disappointed’

The Trump Decision on US Tariffs and the Trolley Problem

[From May 2012] 31 Percent Anti-Dumping Tariffs Announced for Chinese Solar Panels

[From December 2014] Big News: More Tariffs on Solar Panels from China


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Jennifer Runyon has been studying and reporting about the world's transition to clean energy since 2007. As editor of the world's largest renewable energy publication, Renewable Energy World, she observed, interviewed experts about, and reported on major clean energy milestones including Germany's explosive growth of solar PV, the formation and development of the U.S. onshore wind industry, the U.K. offshore wind boom, China's solar manufacturing dominance, the rise of energy storage, the changing landscape for utilities and grid operators and much, much, more. Today, in addition to managing content on POWERGRID International, she also serves as the conference advisory committee chair for DISTRIBUTECH, a globally recognized conference for the transmission and distribution industry. You can reach her at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com

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