by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2012
Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released the following statement in the wake of the decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to impose additional duties on solar cells and modules imported into the United States from China:
"The solar industry calls upon the U.S. and Chinese governments to immediately work together towards a mutually-satisfactory resolution of the growing trade conflict within the solar industry. While trade remedy proceedings are basic principles of the rules-based global trading system, so too are collaboration and negotiations.
"Importantly, disputes within one segment of the industry affect the entire solar supply chain--and these broad implications must be recognized. In addition, the U.S. solar manufacturing base goes well beyond solar cell and module production and includes billions of dollars of recent investments into the production of polysilicon, polymers, and solar manufacturing equipment, products which are largely destined for export.
If the U.S.-China solar trade disputes continue to escalate, it will jeopardize these U.S. investments.
"Given these broader implications, it is imperative that the U.S., China, and other players in this dynamic global market work constructively to avert or resolve trade disputes that will ultimately hurt consumers and businesses throughout the solar value chain."
Solar Energy Industries Association
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Great Park Accepts Grant from US DoE for Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO
Irvine CA (SPX) May 24, 2012
At their meeting on May 17, 2012, The Orange County Great Park Corporation Board approved an agreement with the United States Department of Energy that provides a $1 million grant to host the Solar Decathlon 2013 at the Great Park. The agreement establishes a two-phase planning and implementation process that also includes the staging of the first ever multi-day exposition set for October 3-13, ... read more
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