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International Trade

As a trade association that represents 1,000 member companies across the entire solar supply chain, SEIA seeks to promote and protect the interests of the 9,000 U.S. companies engaged in the solar industry and the more than 260,000 American workers they employ. SEIA supports fair and free trade of solar equipment to grow the American solar industry, which is strengthening our national security and driving local and national economic growth.

SEIA fights for free and fair trade to support the U.S. solar industry

Solar Section 201 Petition

In May 2017, two American solar manufacturers filed a petition with the International Trade Commission (ITC) under Section 201 of the Trade Act seeking relief from foreign manufactured CSPV cells. This ill-advised petition could more than double the cost of solar and put 88,000 U.S. jobs at risk.

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Frequently Asked Questions

SEIA has developed a series of Frequently Asked Questions about the Section 201 Petition and how it could affect the U.S. solar industry

American solar manufacturing is a diverse economic powerhouse that employs 38,000 workers.

U.S. Solar Manufacturing

There are more than 600 facilities in the United States that manufacture for the solar industry. If the ITC approves a dangerous remedy in the Section 201 case, many of these manufacturers will be severely injured and the jobs they support will be at risk.

About U.S. Solar Manufacturing

The products manufactured for the solar industry in the United States include steel and polysilicon, inverters and trackers, cabling, wire management devices, combiner boxes, disconnects, and cells and panels. They fabricate racking and mounting and many of them are innovating every step of the way. If the ITC approves Suniva's remedy, many of these manufacturers will be severely injured and the number of jobs potentially lost will be many times those temporarily gained by the petitioners.

We’re in a fight to Save America’s Solar Jobs

Join the Campaign

SEIA is leading the fight against the Section 201 petition on behalf of America’s solar workers, including those who manufacture products here in the U.S. We need your help to convince policymakers that this petition is a bad deal for the economy and U.S. jobs.

How You Can Help

We can't do this alone. We need your help to convince policymakers and influencers in this case that the remedies proposed by these two failing companies would devastate an innovative industry that creates hundreds of thousands of jobs. 

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