Thursday, 17 October, 2019

Local solar companies on 'cloudy' industry outlook

Credit Courtesy Mission Solar Credit Courtesy Mission Solar
Russell Knight | 27 January, 2018, 14:21

Via the DoE the USA government is sponsoring a $3 million prize competition for inventors and entrepreneurs who can accelerate the U.S. solar industry through rapid prototyping, 3D printing, and proof-of-concept testing.

Mark Johnson, founder and chief executive of Sol Luna Solar, a company based in Dixon that installs systems throughout Northern New Mexico, agreed that the tariff will have an effect. These tariffs hurt the business that is booming now.

SunPower Corp. on Thursday said it was putting a $20-million United States factory expansion and hundreds of new jobs on hold until and unless its solar panels receive an exclusion from federal tariffs the Trump administration imposed this week.

"My administration is committed to defending American companies", Trump said on Tuesday. However he also said he believes "the tariff is unnecessary at this particular time when we are so focused on carbon free generation".

On one hand, the solar tariffs could be the beginning of Trump's long-awaited attempt to make American manufacturing competitive again.

Overall this most recent census, along with the explosive innovation now driving the industry, strengthens the case for investing in solar energy in the United States, but it's undeniable that the new tariffs will be casting a shadow over this positive trend in the coming years.

North Carolina has seen more of that investment than nearly every other state - more than $7 billion worth through 2016, according to a 2017 report by RTI International.

The combination of the affordable solar cell imports and the ingenuity and efficiency of USA installers has resulted in a vibrant and growing domestic industry, providing 260,000 well-paying jobs.

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During the last several years, the solar industry in Texas has grown at a rapid pace. Their case at the World Trade Organization will also be a layup, allowing legal retaliation against US exports.

"This is not a deal breaker, by any means", MIcken said. Large-scale solar farms have popped up across the state, and just last week, a South Korean energy company broke ground in Pecos County on what will become the largest solar project in Texas.

"Our feeling here at Cromwell is that it's going to keep things where they were, as of the day before this".

"We've already seen increases previous year based on the speculation, and there's been some fear in the markets, and there's been a lot of demand, a high demand, so we feel, we think its going to be negligible is what our hope is", said Brad Morton, President of Morton Solar. He expects the increase to push some people out of the market.

Some foreign solar panel manufacturers are, much as foreign auto manufacturers did during the Reagan administration.

It's going to cost more to go solar. So a 30 percent increase in the price - split between consumers and producers - would result in a small overall increase. According to GTM, Florida, Georgia and SC are among the most vulnerable; and these are nascent markets whose utilities just began investing in more solar as costs tumbled.

Suniva and SolarWorld, two foreign-owned manufacturers operating in the U.S., filed a complaint in May 2017 with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), saying that they were forced into bankruptcy because of competition from cheap imports. "We support a resolution that is in the interest of American workers and, also, the American consumer". Many media outlets, citing economists and solar industry representatives, reported such a move would destroy thousands of jobs in the US and dramatically reduce the number of solar photovoltaic installations.

"Trump's move isn't about protecting domestic manufacturing, it's about manufacturing an excuse to attack solar energy - to attack clean energy on behalf of big oil and big coal and their fossil fuel friends", he said, noting that the bulk of jobs available in America's solar industry - 137,000 - are related to panel installation. By contrast, installation made up 53% of the total.

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