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Solar project in Waterloo not moving along very quickly: Could federal probe into solar panel companies be to blame?

The controversial solar project in Waterloo, which received state approval over the winter is on hold.

Construction hasn’t begun on the Trelina Solar Energy facility approved in December due to an investigation into the Chinese solar panel companies.


The Finger Lakes Times cites the New York Times in noting that the U.S. Commerce Department is investigating whether Chinese solar panel companies are circumventing American tariffs by moving components through Southeast Asia.

In the spring, company officials said an exact timeline for construction was not final.

Matt Eissey, a spokesperson for Trelina, told the Times that it was reviewing an evaluating the next steps for the project in Waterloo. “We are committed to working closely with our customers, landowners, host communities and our suppliers and are encouraged by this positive step forward,” he said.



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