Analysis

China Labor Crackdown Could Be Solar Power Pain Point

By Keith Goldberg (May 23, 2022, 9:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. solar industry is girding itself to comply with a sweeping new law cracking down on imported goods made with forced labor from China's Xinjiang region, a measure that could sharply limit access to a key global hub for the raw materials of solar projects.

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, or UFLPA, enacted in December, goes into effect June 21. The law largely bars any Xinjiang-based products from being imported into the U.S. Experts say the act is already having an impact on how risks and liabilities are allocated in solar equipment supply and project construction contracts.

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