21 May '12, 9am

Who Are the Winners and Losers From the New Tariff on Chinese Solar Panels? #energy #cleantech #solar @triplepundit

Who Are the Winners and Losers From the New Tariff on Chinese Solar Panels? #energy #cleantech #solar @triplepundit

“At these margins, China-based manufacturers would certainly have to raise U.S. prices to turn a profit,” Mehta added. So wouldn’t it benefit U.S.-based solar manufactures who filed the complaint against the Chinese companies in the first place? Well, not really. If Chinese companies will absorb the full tariff, their costs will be close to parity with many U.S.-based suppliers, but if Chinese companies will absorb only a 6-12 percent price increase then they can still offer panels that are 15-20 percent cheaper compared to U.S. made panels. So basically the tariff doesn’t really change much for American manufacturers – they will still be in a disadvantageous position comparing to their Chinese competitors.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/05/winners-losers-new-ta...

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