UPDATED 10:55 AM PT — Fri. January 19, 2018
The Trump administration is considering placing a tariff on solar panel imports.
In an interview on Wednesday, the president said he will soon announce whether the U.S. will begin taxing foreign solar panels imported into the U.S.
Domestic panel producers would benefit from the tariff, while installers who rely on lower-cost hardware could suffer.
Solar companies are backing the possible decision, saying they’re victims of unfair competition in China.
The International Trade Commission says the president has until the end of the month to make his decision.