A change in how imported solar panels are classified may impose up to $70 million in unexpected tariffs. As reported Wednesday by the New York Times:
In recent months, a state, a municipality and a public utility district have enacted policies that guarantee a premium price for electricity that's generated from renewable sources. Lawmakers from a number of states -- including South Dakota, California, Indiana, Minnesota and Michigan -- are also considering creating so-called feed-in tariffs of their own. Such tariffs entice homeowners and businesses to install solar panels, or wind turbines, by making it financially attractive to do so.