U.S. government announces tariff exemption for bifacial modules

June 13, 2019
Owning the Energy Transition More...
Very important

The U.S. Trade Representative has announced a final round of exclusions to the Section 201 tariffs, which imposed a 30% premium on imported crystalline silicon modules. Specifically, bifacial modules (which generate electricity from both sides) will not be subject to tariffs. This will result in a bump in bifacial deployment in the U.S. – the technology has already attracted industry attention for improved yields when deployed with tracker systems due to captured albedo, and for competitive levelized costs, partially driven by longer lifetimes. Clients should regard this development as a strong indicator that bifacial module architectures will increasingly dominate market share for PV.

For the original news article, click here .

Further Reading

U.S. government withdraws tariff exemption for bifacial modules

News Commentary | October 09, 2019

This policy U‑turn comes shortly after U.S. authorities announced a 30% tariff exemption for bifacial modules, raising questions about market implications and technology prospects. Unlike typical PV panels, bifacial modules absorb light from both sides and can increase annual yield by as much as 15... Not part of subscription

Light shines again on the Spanish PV market

News Commentary | December 13, 2019

With an installed capacity of more than 7 GW, Spain was the fastest‑growing PV market in Europe this year. This additional capacity represents a 66% increase with respect to 2018 and a further 104% increase compared to 2010, when the number of solar installations started to plummet. After a decade ... Not part of subscription

Solar facade in Germany to be financed through PPA

News Commentary | November 23, 2020

The municipal utilities of Marburg together with the Sonneninitiative association have closed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to finance a building‑integrated PV (BIPV) installation. This project consists of a 50 kW solar facade made of flat and rounded monocrystalline silicon modules. The ongoing ... Not part of subscription