Entries by Erica Mitchell

THE TEXAS TRIBUNE: The Texas solar industry is growing. Some fear an international trade case could end that.

The effects to the American solar industry could be “devastating,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, the CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, a national organization. The group, which is fighting the case in Washington, D.C., estimates Texas could lose more than 6,000 jobs in the construction, wiring and development segments of the solar industry if […]

GREENTECH MEDIA: Suniva and SolarWorld Trade Dispute Could Halt Two-Thirds of US Solar Installations Through 2022

GTM Research crunched the numbers based on Suniva’s and SolarWorld’s requested penalties for imported solar equipment ($0.40/watt tariff for cells and a floor price of $0.78/watt on modules) and found that they would cause unprecedented demand destruction. If Suniva’s and SolarWorld’s proposal is approved by the U.S. International Trade Commission and President Trump, there will […]

E&E NEWS: Tariffs would cost 88K jobs — trade group

The U.S. would lose a third of its solar jobs if the Trump administration adopts tariffs under consideration by the U.S. International Trade Commission, according to data released by the Solar Energy Industries Association. Overall, an estimated 88,000 jobs would disappear if American manufacturer Suniva Inc. is successful in its trade case in favor of […]

CNN MONEY: Solar jobs growing 17 times faster than US economy

President Trump may be focused on saving coal miners, but solar continues to be the hot spot in today’s jobs market. Solar employment expanded last year 17 times faster than the total US economy, according to an International Renewable Energy Agency report published on Wednesday that cited data from the Solar Foundation. Overall, more than […]

FINANCIAL TIMES: US solar power groups await ITC ruling on higher tariffs

The Solar Energy Industries Association, the lobby group, has warned that the tariffs would threaten thousands of jobs in occupations such as designing, installing and managing solar power systems, which account for about 85 per cent of the employment in the sector. Abigail Ross Hopper, president of the SEIA, said: “If demand goes down, which […]

MASHABLE: Here are the top 20 U.S. cities for solar power

A new report found the country has made some serious solar strides in 2016, particularly in 20 cities across the country. America’s “shining cities” helped the country attain 42,000 megawatts of solar energy capacity by the end of 2016 — enough energy to power 8.3 million average homes and slash annual carbon emissions by 52.3 […]