11 Oct '17, 11pm

First Solar Comes Out in Favor of a Section 201 Trade Case Remedy

First Solar Comes Out in Favor of a Section 201 Trade Case Remedy

First Solar, the largest U.S.-based solar panel manufacturer, has been relatively quiet about the controversial Section 201 trade case brought by U.S.-based crystalline silicon PV manufacturers Suniva and SolarWorld Americas. That is, until now. This week, the company broke its silence and broke rank with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), of which First Solar is a board member. In a letter filed Tuesday, First Solar urged the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to put in place a remedy that protects U.S. cell and module manufacturers. According to Goldman Sachs analysts , this is the first time the company has publicly offered support for a remedy in the case. "For years, CSPV import prices have been anything but rational, falling much more rapidly than could be explained by cost improvements achieved on a commercial basis," First Solar CEO Mark Widmar ...

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