The US Department of Commerce today confirmed it intends to slap tariffs on Chinese solar panel imports, and named companies it intends to charge.

The decision further riled up continuing disagreement in the US solar sector, where some companies and advocacy groups say the tariffs reflect the unfair levels of support that Chinese panels receive and other groups warn that no good can come of continued reliance on government protection and that the price of US panels is contracting quickly enough to weather competition even from subsidies.

The attached document is a fact sheet laying out the details of the International Trade Administration’s ruling. A final decision is expected on the tariffs in October 2012, at which point the fees would kick in.