The Trump administration’s PV-import tariffs took a nibble out of the US solar market last year, but the impact was less severe than many predicted, and installations are primed for a rapid recovery in 2019 and the years ahead.

The US installed 10.6GW(dc) of new solar capacity in 2018, according to figures from market researcher Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) trade group.