24 Dec '14, 10am

News | Jigar Shah: Trade duties already harming US solar companies

Jigar Shah: US duties on Chinese solar imports are already harming US companies. The US commerce department’s decision to slap hefty tariffs on Chinese and Taiwanese solar imports is “already hurting” US-based manufacturers, the body opposed to punitive trade policies has claimed. The Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy, headed by PV pioneer Jigar Shah, yesterday said the tariffs, finalised by the department last week, posed a threat to US solar companies, citing module manufacturer, Suniva, and polysilicon firm, Hemlock Semiconductor, as two early casualties. Shah said in a statement: “Imposing unilateral tariffs on all solar modules assembled in China, including those with solar cells produced in the US, Taiwan or any third country, will undercut the growth of American solar jobs and hurt our domestic solar industry. “Suniva, based in Norcross, Georgia, is America’s le...

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