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President Donald Trump said the tariffs he is imposing on imported solar components will preserve U.S. companies and help create jobs here, but some industry officials fear it will have the opposite effect by driving up prices and turning people away from solar power.

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New solar panel tariffs will be felt by Arizona companies, consumers

New tariffs imposed Tuesday by the Trump administration on imported solar products will benefit domestic manufacturers, but could hit consumers and other parts of the solar energy industry hard, experts said.