American solar-panel manufacturers are accusing their Chinese counterparts of foul play. In a case filed Wednesday, seven companies claimed members of China’s solar industry have been unfairly using government subsidies to up their American sales. The companies are seeking more than 100 percent of the wholesale cost of panels in trade tariffs because they say China has been “dumping solar panels in the United States for less than it costs to manufacture and ship them,” according to The New York Times. If the companies win this case, the price of solar energy will surely rise, begging the controversial question of whether such action is worth the attempt to save this American industry.
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