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25% Tariff on Double-sided Solar Panels Is Cancelled!

  • Source:fuyangdian
  • Time:2019-06-28
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It is reported that according to the ruling of the US Trade Representative Office, double-sided solar panels have been excluded from the 201 tariffs. Solar module products will no longer pay a 25% fee to the cost of importing into the country.


But in this ruling, the US Trade Representative Office (USTR) refused to exclude 72 batteries or higher, or products without busbars or grids, and suggested that they are unlikely to reconsider this. The ruling does not include flexible fiberglass solar panels, which produce 250-900 watts from Section 201 tariffs and more than 10 mm between individual cells filled with optical film.


The US Trade Representative Office (USTR) said that since double-sided solar panels can usually be found at similar prices to standard solar panels, one might think that even if you can't get all the double-sided benefits, developers will buy the cheapest products. We should expect to see the mutual eclipse of the standard solar module market.

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Since the implementation of anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing (AS) tariffs in 2012 and 2015, Chinese manufacturers have shifted their production bases to Southeast Asia. In 2018, the United States imposed tariffs on the 201 bill for all solar manufacturers. The 201 bill, the combination of AD and AS, had a major impact on Chinese components entering the United States, and China’s component exports plummeted.


This trade term is also known as the "double-edged sword" because it will also adversely affect the US's own photovoltaic industry.


At present, China's companies that launch double-sided solar panels include: Yijing Optoelectronics, Jinko Energy, GCL Integration, Sailover, Chint New Energy, Tongwei, Trina Solar, Dongfang Risheng, Longji Leye, Zhonglai Shares, Hanwha Q-cells, Zhengxin Optoelectronics, Oriental Huaneng, Guodian Investment, Ruiyuan Dingtai, etc.


For the PV companies that are preparing to expand the US market, this "exemption" is a good news.