United States PV tariff cuts 'put 24GW in jeopardy'

Apr 29, 2022 03:09 PM ET
  • Solar Energy Industries Association's analysis lowers installation projections for 2022 and also 2023 by 46%.
United States PV tariff cuts 'put 24GW in jeopardy'
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Around 24GW of prepared solar capacity over the next two years goes to danger of proceeding due the Biden administration's circumvention case versus solar imports from south-east Asia, according to an US profession body.

The Solar Energy Industries Association's (SEIA) evaluation cuts installation projections for 2022 and also 2023 by 46% if tariffs are imposed.

" If tariffs are enforced, in the blink of an eye we're mosting likely to shed 100,000 American solar employees and any kind of hope of getting to the President's clean energy goals," stated SEIA president and also chief executive officer Abigail Ross Hopper.

" This would certainly be a monumental loss for our nation, which has the potential to lead our clean energy future, with the ideal policies.

" Instead, the Commerce Department is on track to erase almost half of all solar jobs as well as force a surrender on the President's climate goals.".

In addition to the new evaluation, SEIA has actually accumulated more than 700 survey actions to capture project-level data and the effect felt by firms.

An overall of 318 tasks representing 51GW of solar capacity as well as 6GWh of attached battery storage space are being terminated or delayed.

Completely $52bn of private investment is at danger, said the SEIA.

Additionally, 70% of survey respondents report that at the very least half their solar and storage workforce goes to risk as well as more than 200 business report that their entire workforce goes to danger.

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