By the deadline to file for an exemption late Friday, more than 20 manufacturers asked to be excluded from duties on their products.
Additionally JinkoSolar has called for exemptions for its P-type mono PERC PV cells, which it says that it intends to use in the factory it is currently planning in Jackonsville, Florida.
Two of the companies requesting exemptions are makers of power electronics.
Adding to this were a host of requests for exemptions of novel technologies, including calls by particular manufacturers to exempt their flexible solar panels, PV modules based on tiny cells, solar panels used in military applications and more.
Many of these were not filed by companies that manufacture PV cells and modules themselves, and this included DSM’s request that metal wrap-through technology be excluded as well as 1366 Technologies’s request for an exemption for cells based on its Direct Wafer technology.
With the closure of the deadline to request an exemption, interested parties have until midnight on April 16 to file comments in response to these requests.
The timeline for a decision on exemptions is less clear, and there is no guarantee that the Trump Administration will issue exemptions for any of these products.