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Senators ask Biden administration to increase tariffs on Chinese solar panel products

Three Senate Democrats joined Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to call for increased tariffs on imported Chinese solar panel components Tuesday.

The senators cited a 2023 study indicating Chinese-made panels are as low as 15 cents per watt, less than half that of a panel produced in the U.S.

“By 2026, China will have enough capacity to meet annual global demand for the next ten years,” the quartet wrote. “This capacity is an existential threat to the U.S. solar industry and American energy security.”

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