Commerce Decision on Solar Tariffs Throws Cold Water on U.S. Clean Energy Goals

Press Release

Aug 18 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2023 – The American Clean Power Association (ACP) issued the following statement by ACP CEO Jason Grumet, after a final decision was announced today by the U.S. Department of Commerce to implement tariffs for U.S. businesses that import solar panels and cells assembled by trading partners in Southeast Asia.  

“The clean power industry is disappointed in this misguided approach. When the current moratoria expire in June of next year, these tariffs will start harming American consumers and begin slowing the clean energy transition without productively addressing supply chain concerns. 

American solar companies are working hard to deliver clean power to American homes and businesses. In the last year alone, American companies have announced a record 52 new or expanded solar manufacturing facilities. Today’s decision by the Commerce Department threatens this progress.  

ACP will continue to work closely with the Commerce Department to advocate for a better way to grow the domestic solar supply chain and ensure continued progress toward our nation’s environmental and security goals.” 

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