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Fair Trade and the Solar Case: Breakfast & Panel Discussion

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Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:30-8:45am | Baltimore, MD




The Solar Energy Industries Association and Cypress Creek Renewables invite you to a breakfast panel discussion next month in Baltimore on the Solar Section 201 trade petition on imported solar components. Filed by two heavily indebted solar companies, the trade petition could impose prohibitive tariffs and an unrealistic “floor price” on solar cells and modules. The effect of this petition on the $23 billion U.S. solar industry, which employs 260,000 American workers in good-paying jobs including manufacturers, is unmistakable. It would decimate one of the least expensive energy sources in America by doubling the price of solar panels in the U.S., thereby crippling demand, diminishing local investment and costing up to 88,000 jobs across the country.  

Learn more about the Solar Trade Case and how you can help us fight to save American solar jobs.


- Moderator: Abby Hopper, President &; CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association

- Hewitt Strange, Director of Government Affairs, Cypress Creek Renewables OR Matt McGovern, Co-founder and CEO, Cypress Creek Renewables

- Chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission, Lauren "Bubba" McDonald, Jr.

- Director of the Maryland Energy Administration, Mary Beth Tung (invited)

Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs, Advanced Energy Economy, Malcolm Woolf 

Topics Include:

- The strong growth of the solar industry across the country. In 2016, solar was the single largest source of new electric generating capacity in the nation

- The negative impact that the high tariffs and minimum prices requested would have on solar investment and workers across the country and the companies that employ them

- Why protecting the public interest and to ensure safe, reliable and affordable sources of electricity is good for the U.S.

​​- What interested parties can do to help save solar industry jobs

For additional information about the panel discussion, please contact Heather Whitpan of SEIA at

This event is not sponsored by NARUC nor is it a part of the meeting agenda


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Baltimore Hilton PACA Room
401 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States