After two U.S. solar manufacturers filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year, the ITC agreed that the import of cheap solar products harms local companies. It has thus drawn up a plan of possible measures to improve the situation. President Trump received it earlier this month and has 90 days to give his pending approval.
In the second quarter of 2017, a record-breaking 2.4 GW were added to the U.S. solar market’s overall capacity. This is an 8% increase over last year’s results and makes it the largest second quarter ever.