31 Jan '18, 3pm

After Trump’s Solar Tariffs, a Conservative Case for Solar https://t.co/yb87TqLxu2

After Trump’s Solar Tariffs, a Conservative Case for Solar https://t.co/yb87TqLxu2

South Carolina will be the fifth most affected state under the solar module tariff that President Trump announced last week . According to GTM Research, the state’s blossoming market will lose out on 336 megawatts, a 19 percent reduction from GTM Research’s original 2018-2022 forecast. That situation is “unacceptable” according to Matt Moore, the former chair of the state’s Republican Party and the new chair of the Palmetto Conservative Solar Coalition . That group, formed in November by former South Carolina representative J. Gresham Barrett, hopes to advance solar in the state through promoting free-market principles and energy independence. Trump’s tariffs could throw up significant barriers to that goal. But Moore said the state also has a significant amount of power in advancing its own solar market in the wake of the tariff decision. Greentech Media spoke with Moore ...

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