While solar businesses and advocates say the tariffs will cost jobs and renewable energy projects across the country, they may also dampen a market already shaken by a proposed update to Connecticut’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy. “The need is to grow the solar market in Connecticut and deploy solar at a faster rate,” said William Dornbos, advocacy director and senior attorney of the Acadia Center. “The draft energy strategy in combination with the federal solar tariff are almost exactly the wrong set of things for doing that. Certainly, they’re going to throw up barriers.”
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