Washington’s sanctions on Chinese solar panels: U.S. domestic deployment falls by 50% – global prices up by 30-40%
The U.S. publication pv magazine reported on 16 August 2022 that a large quantity of Chinese solar panels had been seized by U.S. customs authorities. The seizure were carried out under U.S. anti-China legislation, the so-called “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” (UFLPA).
China has vowed to accelerate the installation of clean energy. Rooftop solar installations have emerged as a major force to achieve that. Nearly 53 gigawatts of solar capacity were added in 2021, with more than half coming from rooftop installations.
The latest county-level trials could boost rooftop solar power generation over the next five years but new business models are needed to make them successful.