Since 80% or more of the solar panels used in the United States now come from one of these four countries, how is that affecting the US solar industry? Solar panel manufacturers have reacted quickly, reducing their shipments to the US or demanding that their customers become the importer of record and assume the tariff risk. For a homeowner, the amount of time for your solar contractor to procure your solar panels will likely increase and the price of solar panels will definitely increase. By how much is anyone’s guess right now, but the bottom line is that solar panels are and are likely to remain 15-20% of the cost of a home solar system and so the impact to homeowners will be relatively small. Even though the cost of home solar will go up, home solar will remain a good investment in nearly every state in the US.
Here’s a link to the original article on what’s happening with the new tariff investigation into imported solar modules. Full text is also below.