28 Feb '18, 3am

Trump Claims Solar Tariffs Are ‘Reopening Plants.’ Except They Aren’t - @greentechmedia https://t.co/RjK0pGSlO4

Trump Claims Solar Tariffs Are ‘Reopening Plants.’ Except They Aren’t - @greentechmedia https://t.co/RjK0pGSlO4

President Trump touted that his new solar import tariffs have been successful at bringing back U.S. solar manufacturing in a meeting with a group of governors at the White House on Monday. "We had 32 solar panel plants," said Trump. "Of the 32, 30 were closed and two were on life-to-life resuscitation. They were dead." “Now, they’re talking about opening up many of them, reopening plants that have been closed for a long time,” he said. Trump added that less than two months since the tariffs were announced the U.S. is opening "at least five" new factories. He also said that the U.S. makes "better solar panels than China." The problem with the president's statements is that they're only partially true. While there is talk of new solar PV manufacturing in the U.S., there is no indication that a handful of plants are reopening. "Many manufacturers will certainly explore buildi...

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