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 10,000 U.S. companies engaged in the solar industry and the more than 242,000 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
- The effective date of the tariffs was February 7, 2018, and was set at 30%, with a 5% declining rate per year over the four year term of the tariff.
- The U.S. International Trade Commission is currently undergoing a midterm review of the case, which SEIA and our members are actively engaged in.
- As a result of the Section 201 tariffs, 62,000 workers were laid off or never hired, and 10.5 gigawatts of solar projects were lost.
American solar manufacturing is a diverse economic powerhouse that employs 38,000 workers.
Supply Chain Ethics & Sustainability
SEIA and the solar industry are committed to ensuring an ethical solar supply chain and stamping out human rights abuses.
U.S. Solar and Storage Paper Outlines Plan to Take Control of U.S. Supply Chain
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) issued a whitepaper that outlines steps to secure a stronger domestic solar supply chain in the United States and reduce reliance on global imports, particularly from China.
State of the Union Highlights Victories and Path Forward for American Clean Energy
WASHINGTON D.C. — Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on President Biden’s State of the Union address.
240 Solar Companies Challenge Basis for Auxin Solar Tariff Case
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 240 solar and storage companies are imploring Secretary Gina Raimondo to reject a petition for new anti-circumvention tariffs on solar products as a critical U.S. Department of Commerce deadline approaches.