SEIA fights for free and fair trade to support the U.S. solar industry
American solar manufacturing is a diverse economic powerhouse that employs 38,000 workers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. Trade Representative called for removing Section 201 tariff exclusions for bifacial solar modules. Following is a statement from John Smirnow, vice president of market strategy & general counsel for the Solar Energy Industries Association:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. solar workforce grew by 2.3% in 2019, adding 5,643 jobs in the industry’s second year under Section 201 tariffs, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2019 released today by The Solar Foundation. The U.S. solar industry now employs 249,983 Americans, up from 244,340 in 2018.
While this trade deal won’t do anything to relax the solar tariffs, it is a positive development for the U.S. solar industry.