SunPower receives exemption from Trump tariffsStaff Writer | September 18, 2018
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has filed with the Federal Register office, for publication on Sept. 19, 2018, a decision that certain interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells and modules within specific size and power ranges, will be excluded from the solar tariffs imposed in January pursuant to Section 201 of the Trade Act.
Trade war This will support U.S. solar technology
“With today’s decision that SunPower’s highly differentiated IBC cells and modules are excluded from tariffs, we are able to turn the page.
“SunPower can now fully focus our resources to deliver the best solar solutions to our customers, develop the next wave of solar technology through American research and development and invest in American solar manufacturing.
“This will support U.S. solar technology leadership and preserve American jobs. To this end, we are continuing with our planned acquisition of the SolarWorld Americas manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Oregon and expect the transaction to close before the end of the quarter," SunPower Chairman and CEO Tom Werner said. ■