In this video, Motley Fool Energy Analyst Taylor Muckerman takes a look at new tariffs set in place against imports of Chinese solar panels, and what it means for the U.S. solar industry. The Chinese solar industry has been accused of "dumping," subsidizing their solar industry in order to sell solar equipment in the U.S. at below-cost prices, in order to completely negate U.S. solar companies' ability to compete. New tariffs placed against imports of Chinese solar panels by the U.S. International Trade Commission are intended to offset this, and give the U.S. solar industry a much-needed shot in the arm.

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If you want to have rooftop solar , great, dont use photvoltaics... Use mirrors instead .. to reflect sunlight into your house for free heating. You will get more solar value in Btus than in watts wtih mirrors controlled by computers.. Mirrors is not necessarily used strictly for heating water for steam.. It can be used to heat air indoors directly. No, you wont be blinded by the mirrors. you silly!

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