Solar Industry Letter Secretary Raimondo Requesting Negative Preliminary Determination in Auxin Tariff Investigation
On behalf of the U.S. solar industry, SEIA submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, articulating strong opposition to the department's investigation into solar tariffs requested by Auxin Solar, and urging the Secretary to make a swift negative preliminary determination in the investigation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated an investigation for circumvention tariffs on solar products from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. This decision comes just four months after the agency rejected a similar petition that increased solar prices and threatened the livelihoods of tens of thousands of workers.
As the world focuses on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and every day Americans start feeling the impacts of this conflict, there is growing consensus that we can no longer rely on foreign adversaries for our energy needs. If we want to diversify our energy sources and reinforce American energy independence, encouraging solar and storage deployment and investing in domestic manufacturing is the best opportunity we have to double down on clean, and reliable energy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX — In 2021, U.S. solar prices increased as much as 18% due to unprecedented supply chain challenges, trade actions, and legislative uncertainty, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2021 Year in Review report.
The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market Insight report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released March 10, 2022.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the American Clean Power Association, Advanced Energy Economy, and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) filed supplemental comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to emphasize the need and opportunity for near-term interconnection improvements.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Biden administration announced that it will extend the Section 201 tariffs on imported crystalline silicon solar panels and solar cells above an annual 5-gigawatt tariff rate quota. The decision upholds the exclusion for bifacial panels and doubles the tariff rate quota for cells.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the White House released a fact sheet outlining their clean energy deployment priorities. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on this development.
BOSTON and Washington, D.C. — Today the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued an order expanding the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program from 1,600 to 3,200 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity, allowing dozens of solar projects to move forward. The order will take effect on January 14, 2022 when the Commonwealth’s utilities file their compliance documents.