28 Jun '17, 5pm

CEO: US Solar Trade Case is a Job Killer

CEO: US Solar Trade Case is a Job Killer

There’s another solar trade war brewing and if the U.S. solar manufacturing companies that have brought it to the forefront are successful, it’s estimated that up to $.78 per watt could be added to solar panel costs in the United States. For background, earlier this spring, bankrupt Georgia-based manufacturer Suniva filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) about its inability to compete with cheap solar imports from Asia. In May, SolarWorld became a co-petitioner . The ITC should rule on the matter in September and send its recommendations to U.S. President Trump. “It’s a job killer,” said John Berger, CEO of Sunnova, a solar power company, which employs 260 people and has raised more than $2 billion to help residential homeowners go solar. The company has 50,000 customers and has been profitable for five straight quarters, he said. Berger isn’t...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/06/ceo-...

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