Solar industry in Arkansas weighs tariff’s effects

Posted: January 30, 2018 at 1 a.m.

L’Oreal employees Michael Rued (from left), Elis Breitweiser and Amanda Day search through some of the 3,500 solar panels in the company’s solar array during an unveiling ceremony last year. Officials in Arkansas say a new tariff on imported solar power equipment is expected to raise the price of solar projects in the U.S.

A new tariff on imported solar products is expected to raise the price of solar projects in the United States and potentially curb demand, but shouldn’t prevent solar power from continuing its fast-paced growth, solar officials in Arkansas said last week.

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