The United States Commerce Department recently found that Chinese solar companies sold products below cost in the American market, and imposed duties ranging from 10.74 to 55.49 percent on those products, according to a New York Times article. An earlier decision in June found that Chinese solar panel manufacturers had “benefited from unfair government subsidies,” according to the article. The higher tariffs imposed with the June ruling have helped American and European manufacturers become more competitive in the market, but rising prices may also create challenges for larger solar projects. GTM Research’s Shayle Kann “said that the increases came at a particularly difficult time…because developers had been signing power purchase agreements with utilities at low prices that could become difficult to fulfill if equipment costs nudged up.” For more, read the full article.