SunPower provided the most documentation to support exemption of its copper-plated interdigitated back contact solar cells used in high efficiency modules.
More generally, distributor BayWa r.e. Solar Systems jointly filed with LG Electronics USA to request exclusion of all IBC solar modules.
Enphase requests an exemption for “All microinverters, whether or not incorporated into AC modules.” Enphase is not requesting AC modules to be excluded entirely, just the microinverter portion.
EU ProSun, a group that represents 80% of European solar cell and module production, supports the United States taking action against cheap imports but it wants exemption for its European-made panels because their prices are similar to U.S. panels.
RECOM wants exemption for its European-made panels, specifically because the RECOM product “Is an innovative solar module combining three technologies in one module: quasi-mono cells with PERC technology and five busbars.” RECOM says its production costs are already high for Europe, and its average selling price of $0.51-$0.61/watt is similar to U.S. manufacturers’.
North Carolina solar developer Pine Gate Renewables requests all 1,500-volt bifacial modules be excluded since there are no equivalent U.S. producers.
A “Utility-Scale Solar Coalition” comprising Cypress Creek Renewables, EDF Renewable Energy, E. ON North America, NRG Renewables, sPower, Southern Current, Swinerton Renewable Energy and Tradewind Energy, requests that all 72-cell, 1,500-volt modules be excluded as they are “Required for utility projects but not sufficiently available from domestic sources.”