Three manufacturers with Canadian module assembly have had no luck in trying to get a preliminary injunction against the Section 201 tariffs.
The Chinese inverter maker will be supplying inverters, batteries and management systems for projects in California, Massachusetts and Ontario.
President Trump has exempted the two nations from 25% import duties on steel and 10% duties on aluminum, and has further left the door open to any nations with which the United States has a “security relationship”.
A group of three Canadian companies filed a lawsuit in the United States Court of International Trade, saying their products shouldn’t be covered by the tariffs because they do not harm U.S. module manufacturers.
In this op-ed for pv magazine, Madison Freeman, a research associate for the Council for Foreign Relations, argues that U.S. trade action against imported solar products is not in the nation’s best interest.
Richard Matsui, founder of kWh Analytics, speaks with Julia Pyper, reporter and senior editor at Greentech Media.
In a unique partnership, the two Canadian companies are set to integrate low concentration optic technology into standard solar PV modules, in a move which they say will see cost savings of up to 30% and a silicon reduction of up to 80%. A “significant” factory ramp up is underway, with large-scale plans in the pipeline.
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