SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) has received an exclusion from the solar trade tariffs on their unique integrated back contact solar cells.
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. As a result, SunPower’s IBC cells and modules are excluded from Section 201 import tariffs.
SunPower has been a champion for solar jobs in the US from the beginning and opposed trade tariffs. However they made a commitment to their US clients and dealers, like us at Positive Energy Solar, to preserve their industry-leading solar solutions, American manufacturing, American jobs and American innovation; With the exclusion, they will be moving forward with the acquisition of of the SolarWorld Americas manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Oregon.
What does this solar tariff exclusion mean for solar in New Mexico?
Positive Energy Solar's focus has always been to provide the best solar experience through our award winning customer service, industry-leading solar products, peace of mind that comes with New Mexico's only combined 25-year warranty on power, product, and workmanship, and greatest overall value. This solar tariff exclusion will allow us to continue to offer all of these benefits without the need to increase pricing, as many other manufacturers and solar installers have had to do.
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