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Farmland is seen with solar panels from Cypress Creek Renewables, Oct. 28, 2021, in Thurmont, Md.

Biden allows solar panel imports while also moving to boost domestic production

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Biden administration is ending its hands-off approach to a Commerce Department tariff investigation that has effectively frozen the solar power industry in the United States. A probe into whether Chinese solar manufacturers had been improperly funneling parts through four other Asian countries had cut solar installation forecasts nearly in half… Read More

Adam Farkes and Leo Azevedo of BNRG at a solar energy project in Augusta, Maine.

Solar projects are on hold as U.S. investigates whether China is skirting trade rules

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AUGUSTA, Maine (Maine Public) — Hundreds of large-scale solar power projects are on hold in the U.S. as the industry awaits the outcome of a federal investigation into potential trade violations involving solar panels bought from Asian suppliers. Department of Commerce investigators hope to determine whether Chinese manufacturers are skirting longstanding U.S. duty rules on… Read More