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Thursday, Apr 16, 2020

SEIA Statement on USTR Calling to Remove Tariff Exclusions for Bifacial Solar Modules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. Trade Representative called for removing Section 201 tariff exclusions for bifacial solar modules. Following is a statement from John Smirnow, vice president of market strategy & general counsel for the Solar Energy Industries Association: 

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

Solar Job Growth Remains Modest Under Tariff Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. solar workforce grew by 2.3% in 2019, adding 5,643 jobs in the industry’s second year under Section 201 tariffs, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2019 released today by The Solar Foundation. The U.S. solar industry now employs 249,983 Americans, up from 244,340 in 2018. The new numbers account for jobs in Puerto Rico over the last two years.

Friday, Feb 07, 2020

Solar Industry Response to Solar Tariff Midterm Review Report

The U.S. International Trade Commission today sent its mid-term review of the Section 201 solar tariffs to President Trump. The Commission’s report assesses the economic impact of the Section 201 tariffs on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020

U.S. Polysilicon Producers Get Relief in Latest Trump Trade Deal

While this trade deal won’t do anything to relax the solar tariffs, it is a positive development for the U.S. solar industry.

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2019

Study: Solar Tariffs Cause Devastating Harm to U.S. Market, Economy and Jobs

Tariffs on imported solar cells and modules have led to the loss of more than 62,000 U.S. jobs and $19 billion in new private sector investment.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

Understanding the Sec. 201 ITC Questionnaires

The International Trade Commission is seeking responses to a questionnaire that will inform their evaluation of the tariffs on imported solar cells and panels stemming from Suniva’s 2017 petition. This is an extremely important opportunity to provide accurate information to the ITC and ensure that their analysis is reflective of current solar market dynamics.

Monday, Apr 16, 2018

SEIA Advocates for Product Exclusions in Comments Filed to USTR

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In comments filed today with the United States Trade Representative, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) expressed support for product exclusions from tariff coverage under the Solar Products Safeguard measure for products that are not, and are not expected to be, manufactured in adequate quantities here in the United States.   Following is a statement from SEIA’s President and CEO, Abigail Ross Hopper:  

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018

SEIA Seeks Reversal of Ill-Advised Approach to Tariffs

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.  

Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018

Solar Leaders Urge Governor Baker to Stand Up for Massachusetts Solar Industry

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.

Friday, Jan 26, 2018

SEIA Statement on President Trump's Remarks in Davos

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on President Trump’s speech in Davos, Switzerland today:

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