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Solar Panels Piling Up at US Border on Xinjiang Forced Labor Law

  • Roth Capital says 3 gigawatts of modules have been held
  • Disruption in trade may slow renewables expansion in America

Solar equipment is piling up at the US border in an indication the passage of a law targeting forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region is having a major impact on trade flows.

Modules with capacity of more than three gigawatts have been held by US customs since June, Roth Capital analysts including Philip Shen said in a note that cited an industry contact. That’s the same month that the US Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act went into effect.