New Tariffs and Their Impact on the Solar Industry

Navigating 2024: The Landscape of New Tariffs and Their Impact on the Solar Industry

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The solar industry is on the brink of significant changes in 2024 with new policies coming into effect that will reshape the market dynamics. At NAZ Solar Electric, we are well-prepared to navigate these changes, ensuring our customers continue to receive top-quality solar solutions. Here's an overview of the upcoming tariffs and their implications, along with how NAZ is uniquely positioned to support you through these transitions.

New AD/CVD Taxes and Tariffs in 2024

In 2024, the U.S. solar industry will face new Anti-Dumping (AD) and Countervailing Duties (CVD) taxes and tariffs. These measures are designed to protect domestic solar manufacturing by making it less economically attractive to import subsidized solar products from abroad. While this could lead to increased costs for some imported solar components, it represents a significant opportunity for U.S. manufacturers to expand their market share and enhance local production capabilities.

Revocation of the Bifacial Exemption

A pivotal change expected in mid-2024 is the revocation of the bifacial exemption, which currently allows bifacial solar panels to avoid the tariffs imposed on other imported solar products. Scheduled to be revoked in May and effective by June, this policy shift will likely lead to increased costs for these highly efficient panels. The removal of this exemption is aimed at leveling the playing field for all types of solar panels manufactured domestically.

Increase in Tariffs Under Section 301

Perhaps the most impactful update is the increase in tariffs from 25% to 50% on photovoltaic cells under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, as announced by the Biden administration. This measure is specifically targeted at boosting U.S. cell manufacturing by discouraging imports and encouraging local production. For U.S. manufacturers investing heavily in scaling up their facilities, this is a welcome boost.

Implications for the Solar Industry and Benefits for U.S. Manufacturing

These tariff changes are set to create a more favorable environment for domestic manufacturers, encouraging new investments in U.S. soil and potentially leading to innovation in solar technology. For the broader industry, while there may be short-term challenges in adjusting to higher costs, the long-term benefits include greater energy independence and stronger domestic supply chains.

However, for solar project developers and consumers, these tariffs might mean recalibrating budgets and timelines to accommodate the expected rise in equipment costs. Strategic planning will become more crucial as the industry adjusts to the new pricing landscape.

How NAZ Solar Electric is Prepared

At NAZ Solar Electric, we are strategically positioned to help our customers manage these changes effectively:

  • Stable Supply Chain: We have established a resilient supply chain that minimizes disruptions and ensures a consistent supply of solar products.
  • Diversified Product Portfolio: Our extensive range of solar products means we can offer alternatives that accommodate different budgets and project needs, mitigating the impact of tariffs on specific products.
  • Strong Inventory: With a robust inventory system, we are prepared to meet immediate demands, helping our customers avoid the rush and potential shortages due to upcoming tariff implementations.


As the landscape of the solar industry evolves with these new tariffs, NAZ Solar Electric remains committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective solar solutions. Our proactive approach in maintaining a diverse product portfolio and a stable supply chain places us in a strong position to support our customers’ needs, now and in the future. Investing in solar energy remains a wise choice, and with NAZ, you can be confident in your decision to plug into solar, irrespective of market changes.

For further information on how we can help you transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future, please visit our about us page or contact a solar application engineer at 1.800.383.0195.

Together, we can navigate the changing tides of the solar industry, ensuring a bright and sustainable future for all.