21 May '12, 7pm

Yesterday's Solar Eclipse – Tomorrow's Healthy Solar Industry

Yesterday's Solar Eclipse – Tomorrow's Healthy Solar Industry

Not an eclipse of the solar industry. Definitely Not. Yes, I know things are tougher than they've been in recent years. Thirty-five percent tariffs on modules using Chinese cells. Low (or negative) gross margins for many companies. Renewed criticism of our industry from the incumbent energy producers and distributors, threatening our relatively meager incentives while they continue to feed like hogs from their own direct and indirect incentive troughs. And a worldwide economy that, at best, faces major challenges. We'll get over it. Solar is the future — and we all know it. The tariff is a temporary setback. Our government made its preliminary decision, and we will adjust — while still advocating for free trade and good jobs. I predict that the adjustment will happen very quickly. Some manufacturers may raise their prices slightly, taking advantage of the tariff. But there...

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