Government mandates should keep U.S. solar power growing, despite new Trump administration tariffs on imported solar panels that are poised to raise prices. While the tariffs may slow the rate of solar expansion , local and state policies requiring utilities to procure renewable energy will continue to help create a baseline market for solar power, particularly for large, utility-scale projects. New York, for instance, has called for three gigawatts of solar capacity to be installed in the state by 2023, roughly three times the amount installed at the end of 2017. The Trump administration tariffs —30% in the first year, declining to 15% by the fourth—will raise the price of foreign-made solar panels and cells. But technological improvements and cost savings in other areas are expected to help the industry at least partially offset the increases, utility executives and analysts say. “We are still bullish that solar prices will […]