The Trump administration is imposing tariffs up to 30% on imports of solar equipment.
The measure is aimed directly at China who has been dumping cheap, subsidized solar panels on the US for a decade. The US had imposed anti-dumping tariffs, but China got around them by opening subsidized factories in Vietnam, Malaysia, and other Asian countries.
The $28 billion US solar industry is up in arms over the new tariffs since about 80% of parts come from overseas. But the goal here is to jump-start the expansion of US manufacturing of solar panels.