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Could Trump Solar Tariff Backlash Be Good News for India?

January 24, 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed Trump’s protectionist policies this week, after the White House slapped 30 percent tariffs on imported solar cells and modules.

Solar developers in India hope that Modi’s embrace of free trade means he’ll strike down tariffs that could stunt the country’s PV market.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Modi labeled protectionism as one of the world’s three biggest threats. But his government is also considering a solar import tariff more than twice as high as the one announced by the White House on Monday.

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