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Will the Biden administration let one company kill US solar?

Eric Wesoff of Canary Media writes on how new tariffs could hinder the U.S. solar industry.

The C3 Take
  • Auxin Solar, a San Jose-based solar company, is petitioning the Biden administration to impose tariffs on Malaysian, Cambodian, Thai, and Vietnamese solar production.
  • Solar tariffs are a protectionist measure that have largely hurt the deployment of solar in America and increased costs for consumers.
  • By facilitating free trade and allowing tariffs to expire, the Biden administration can increase solar production and adoption in the U.S.

“Historically, import tariffs have been a blunt instrument with a track record littered with unintended consequences. Trump-era tariffs on Chinese modules (which the Biden administration opted to extend) have contributed to the U.S. having some of the world’s highest utility-scale solar costs.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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