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Solar-Trade Probe Risks Half of U.S. Installs, Group Says (2)

April 26, 2022, 9:30 PM

A U.S. probe into whether Chinese solar-panel manufacturers are circumventing tariffs will slash expected domestic installations by 46% this year and next, according to a Washington-based advocacy group.

The Solar Energy Industries Association said Tuesday that 318 projects totaling 51 gigawatts of solar capacity and 6 gigawatt-hours of attached battery storage are being canceled or delayed. That’s equivalent to the electricity generated by about 51 nuclear reactors. The probe also puts 100,000 jobs at risk in a U.S. industry that employed more than 230,000 workers in 2020.

“With one stroke of a pen this administration could wipe out 10 years ...