ACORE Statement on Commerce Department’s Final Determination in Solar Circumvention Inquiry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its final determination in the circumvention inquiries of solar cells and modules from southeastern Asia. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE):

“The Department of Commerce decision on solar tariffs directly undermines Biden administration efforts to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and address climate change. Even as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has launched a renaissance in American manufacturing, building a domestic solar manufacturing base at the scale necessary to protect our climate takes time. Like most sectors of the American economy, the solar industry has a global supply chain and needs continued access to imported components until U.S. manufacturing capabilities are fully ramped up.

So over the past week, we’ve gone from toasting the anniversary of the IRA and its positive impacts on America’s energy transition to lamenting the imposition of harmful solar tariffs that will severely constrict solar availability in the U.S. While ACORE will continue working with its members and sector allies to build a domestic solar manufacturing base that supports high-quality jobs, the policy whiplash now being inflicted on the U.S. solar industry is incredibly disruptive and will only delay our nation’s clean energy progress.”


About ACORE:
For more than 20 years, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has been the nation’s premier pan-renewable nonprofit organization. ACORE unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit

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