A turf war over solar panels is brewing between the US and China. For a good, long time, solar panels from China have fueled American solar energy plans. Then, the cheap solar panels from China became a problem for American manufacturers. After the US imposed tariffs on these solar panels, the price for erecting panels in the US went up while the price in China stayed low.
While the price for solar panels may be dropping, that does not mean that China is going to dominate the market. However, it does mean that the US could lose a grip on the solar industry enough to produce a little bit of a backlash from those in the energy sector. If there is a slowdown in the solar energy market, it could hamper economic efforts in both countries that neither can afford right now. However, for now, the tariffs and cheap solar panels still stand.