Save America's Solar Jobs

 

Now is the time to get involved

 

The United States is a global leader in clean energy. Last year, solar energy was the #1 source of new electricity in America and is poised for another strong year in 2017. There is now enough solar electricity in this great country to power 6.5 million homes and we are powering some of America’s leading businesses including Target, Walmart, Apple and General Motors. All this activity translates to real American jobs.

 

But there is an existential threat to the solar industry and to those across America who create economic growth using free and fair trade. A petition filed with the International Trade Commission (ITC) by Georgia-based Suniva, inc. after it filed for bankruptcy protection could double the price of solar panels and stop solar growth dead in its tracks.

 

SEIA is leading the fight to turn back this ill-advised petition, but we need your support.

 

What experts are saying

“The Georgia-based cell and module manufacturer has initiated a divisive trade complaint, with demands that make the existing tariffs brought about by SolarWorld seem trivial. However, the company's accusations are riddled with holes and hypocrisies. Those may not matter if the case makes its way to President Trump’s desk.”

- Bloomberg New Energy Finance

"We expect solar installations would fall precipitously in the U.S. on the back of lower returns in a higher-priced module ... environment, not dissimilar to what was experienced in Europe as mentioned above. While we cannot precisely estimate customer demand elasticity, we would expect it to be severe considering the top reason for solar adoption at utilities and among homeowners has always been costs"

- Goldman Sachs

“We estimate that if the USITC issued an affirmative determination and President Trump agreed with Sunniva’s recommendation, foreign made solar modules could cost 98% to 162% more. "

- ClearView Energy Partners

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

 

Join the ranks, raise your voice

 

We need your support. Get involved with the Save America's Solar Jobs campaign today by joining America's community of solar industry professionals, advocates and leaders who recognize the need for more solar growth in the United States and are ready to hold lawmakers accountable. Sign up below to add your name to the ever-expanding list of solar supporters.