Solar cells and modules incorporating SunPower’s Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) cell technology were granted an exemption from the Section 201 tariff on solar.
“SunPower can now fully focus our resources to deliver the best solar solutions to our customers, develop the next wave of solar technology through American research and development and invest in American solar manufacturing,” reads a statement by SunPower Chair and CEO Tom Werner. “This will support U.S. solar technology leadership and preserve American jobs.” SEE FULL ARTICLE
Good Energy Solutions is happy to be able to offer SunPower solar panels that are competitively priced especially now when compared to solar panels subject to tariffs.
Editors Note: This post was originally published Jan 23, 2018 and most recently updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness September 18, 2018.
The decision regarding a Solar Tariff was finalized yesterday, Jan 22nd.
President Trump decided to impose the solar tariff on imported solar cells and modules. The 30% tariff pertains only to the solar cells and modules, so the increase in completely installed solar system prices will be effectively increased by 10% or less. You can read more about this decision in this message from the Solar Energy Industries Association:
“We see this as yet another speed bump in the road to the inevitable standardization of solar technologies for our country and humanity as a whole”, said Kevin Good, President and Owner of Good Energy Solutions. “The costs of fossil fuel energy sources will continue to rise, yet solar remains a viable alternative with little to no maintenance costs and abundant free fuel from the sun. Even with the slight increase in installed prices from this tariff, the prices are still leaps and bounds cheaper than even five years ago”.