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Solar energy heats up despite tariffs

Erika Beras Mar 14, 2019
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A solar farm under construction in Punta Gorda, Florida, on April 22, 2016. KERRY SHERIDAN/AFP/Getty Images

Solar energy heats up despite tariffs

Erika Beras Mar 14, 2019
A solar farm under construction in Punta Gorda, Florida, on April 22, 2016. KERRY SHERIDAN/AFP/Getty Images
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In 2018, the Trump administration imposed tariffs of 30 percent on imported solar panels and set quotas to limit solar imports. This caused a slump in the solar energy industry. But two new reports show that last year wasn’t as bad as the industry feared, and predicts a boom in new solar installations this year.

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