Trump administration removes tariff exemption for bifacial solar panels - again

GREENTECH MEDIA | The Trump administration will once again withdraw an exclusion it had previously granted to two-sided solar panels, after determining “the bifacial solar panel exclusion is undermining the objectives” of the Section 201 tariffs placed on solar cells and modules in January 2018. The U.S. Trade Representative published the withdrawal notice in the Federal Register on Friday.

The move would eliminate the uncertainty surrounding the exemption — which had been instituted, withdrawn and reestablished over the course of several months last year — but it’s sure to be met with opposition from some segments of the solar industry.


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