30 Jul '13, 5pm

Green News: Tariffs Could Boost Solar Panel Prices

Green News: Tariffs Could Boost Solar Panel Prices

A tit-for-tat imposition of trade tariffs has pitted China against the U.S. and Europe and could slow the growth of photovoltaic (PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. installations worldwide, according to a report in The Washington Post . China was setting tariffs as high as 57% on U.S.-produced polysilicon, a key ingredient used in the manufacture of PV Photovoltaics. Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic (PV) cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. panels. The U.S. and the European have imposed tariffs of their own on Chinese-made panels, and the combination will not only hurt U.S. polysilicon manufacturers but boost prices worldwide, The Post said. REC Silicon has a manufact...

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