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Trump Move to Kill Solar Loophole Blocked by Trade Court (2)

Dec. 5, 2019, 4:53 PM

A trade court handed U.S. solar developers a victory by temporarily blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to kill a loophole that’s helped the industry weather tariffs on imported panels.

The U.S. Court of International Trade issued a preliminary injunction freezing the administration’s move to eliminate the provision that exempted bifacial -- or double-sided -- panels from duties.

The ruling is a win for Invenergy LLC, Clearway Energy Group LLCand other American solar-farm developers that will continue to have a way to circumvent tariffs that Donald Trump imposed in early 2018. The exclusion for bifacial panels will now...

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