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Possible tariff on imported solar panels makes the industry nervous

SANDY, Utah_Until the past few weeks, Christopher Hanson's work as a foreman installing rooftop solar systems was as bright and steady as the midmorning Wasatch Front sun. By his measure, Hanson has completed over 2,000 residential solar projects in his nearly five-year career, including one more he's about to finish for Vivint Solar here in the suburbs south of Salt Lake City.

Now Hanson is nervous about his job. On Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to start considering a tariff on imports of the most popular photovoltaic generating panels used in the booming U.S. residential and utility-scale solar markets. A stiff tariff could double the price of imported photovoltaic panels made from

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