29 May '12, 9pm

Report: Tariffs' Impact on Solar Project Costs Will Be Small: A new set of tariffs on Chinese silicon solar cel...

The 10-12 percent increase will come from the use of Taiwanese solar cells, which appear to have become the sought-after commodity since the U.S. Department of Commerce announced on May 17 a set of preliminary tariffs on silicon solar cells made in China. With a 10 percent jump in solar panel costs, the cost of installing a ground-mounted system will not go up nearly as much, however, because the system cost includes other factors, such as labor, permitting, marketing and sales and even customer acquisition. Some critics of the tariffs have warned about a big jump in project costs for developers, installers and consumers. IHS estimated that a developer could see the cost of a ground-mounted system to go from $2.56 per watt to $2.65 per watt, or about 3.5 percent, if the solar panel cost goes up by 10 percent (this added manufacturing cost will pretty much be passed on to t...

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