The Trump Administration recently implemented a tariff on foreign solar panels in an attempt to bolster domestic solar panel production. However, the U.S. solar industry has been growing successfully because access to cheaper solar panels manufactured outside the U.S. has lowered the cost for solar companies to operate. Brian Isom, of the Center for Growth and Opportunity, argues that the tariffs will generally harm the solar industry, and that efforts would be better spent reducing permitting and other regulatory hurdles.
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