Last week marked one year since the Trump administration implemented steep tariffs on imported solar cells and modules, ending nearly a year of turmoil and uncertainty for the solar industry and its quarter-of-a-million workers.
Solar energy has made tremendous strides in the past decade as one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. Although solar energy is beneficial to our economy and the environment, the industry still lacks the diversity that can make it an even stronger and more equitable workforce.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the impact of possible steel and aluminum tariffs on the solar industry and the relationship between steel tariffs and those imposed on solar products: “As President Trump prepares to issue an official decision on tariffs for steel and aluminum products, we want to remind him that the net loss of jobs and the cancellation of projects as a result of his solar tariffs are real and causing damage to America’s energy economy.
BOSTON, MA (February 7, 2018) - As the Commonwealth’s solar industry continues to fend off attacks at the state and federal levels, a report released today by The Solar Foundation notes that Massachusetts solar jobs saw a double-digit decline in 2017, marking the second year in a row of solar job losses.
Each year, The Solar Foundation releases its National Solar Jobs Census, a report that tracks employment in the U.S. solar industry. It is the most comprehensive analysis of the solar labor market in the United States, and is a critical resource in educating policymakers and the general public about the economic impact of solar energy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the International Trade Commission (ITC) found injury to the domestic crystalline silicon solar cell industry based on a petition brought by Suniva and SolarWorld. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):
In New Video, American Solar Workers Speak to Importance of Industry to Families, Communities and Growth in Other Sectors
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - In front of more than 18,000 people at America’s biggest solar energy event, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) debuted a video profiling the personal stories of American manufacturing workers whose jobs are at risk due to a national trade case initiated by two foreign-owned firms.
Solar Industry Expects Loss of 88,000 Jobs in U.S. Next Year if Government Rules in Company’s Favor in Trade Case
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar industry, said today that an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current American solar workforce, would be lost if Suniva gets trade protections proposed in its petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) issued a statement on the Nevada Legislature’s passing of a bill that re-opens the residential solar market in the state, which had been all but frozen since a 2015 regulatory decision.
Experiencing its biggest growth year yet, the solar industry in the United States now employs more than 260,000 Americans, according to The Solar Foundation's seventh annual National Solar Jobs Census released today.