Have the tariffs on imported solar panels been worth it?

AN AERIAL VIEW shows more than 9,000 solar panels clustered to form the A Street solar energy farm, located at a former landfill in Johnston. The facility will be used to generate power for Johnston and Providence. / COURTESY SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RI
AN AERIAL VIEW shows more than 9,000 solar panels clustered to form the A Street solar energy farm, located at a former landfill in Johnston. The facility will be used to generate power for Johnston and Providence. / COURTESY SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RI
When the Trump administration put tariffs on imported solar panels (mainly from China), the solar power industry expected that it would suffer as a result. A recent study says the sector lost about 8,000 jobs in 2018, or a little bit more than 3 percent. Rhode Island saw a job loss of more than 5…

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