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Report: Trump likely to impose solar tariffs if USITC recommends them

According to Axios, officials close to the president put the likelihood of him imposing a remedy at 90%.

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US Department of Energy backs solar with further $46.2m for SunShot Initiative

The funding is for 48 identified solar projects spanning two SunShot programs designed to advance solar power technologies in the U.S.

Eicke Weber: Trump’s border wall could host 5 GW of PV capacity

The former head of Germany’s Fraunhofer ISE said in an interview with Spiegel that, although the proposed U.S. border wall should reach a length of only 3,000 kilometers, this would be enough to build a huge PV installation. With solar LCOE ranging from $0.03 to $0.05/KWh the PV plant could be amortized in five to six years.

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14 industry heavyweights beg U.S. Congress not to slash research

President Donald J. Trump has proposed devastating cuts to the U.S. Department of Energy and its related research arms. Leaders from multiple industries – including names you’ll know – are begging the U.S. Congress not to implement them.

Trump keeps digging coal, but wants solar on the wall with Mexico

President Trump suggested paying for the construction of his border wall with Mexico through the sale of power from solar installations.

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U.S. OPIC under investigation for loans to Chilean solar projects

An internal U.S. government watchdog is looking at the loans which kick-started large-scale solar in Chile, after at least three of five solar projects have made moves to restructure these loans.

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BREAKING: Suniva petition could start new global solar trade war

Today Suniva filed for relief under a little-known act that could exempt the United States from global trade agreements and allow President Trump to take trade action against solar imports from multiple nations. Suniva is asking for a minimum import price of US$0.78 per watt for modules and $0.40 for cells.

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