SolarWorld To Ramp Up Solar Panel Production As Tariffs Kick In
I posted a link earlier about how First Solar's innovations in using robots on its factory floor has helped the company beat Trump's solar tariffs. Now here's a different case. Solarworld, which led the case for tariffs, will hire between 800 to 1,000 workers at its Oregon facility to handle increased demand for its products. Tim Brightbill, a lawyer who helped SolarWorld make its case to the Trump administration, said that this case was about "saving and rebuilding the U.S. industry".
But it may not happen in the way that Brightbill envisions since a majority of U.S. solar panel manufacturers were against the tariffs. His statement is even more strange, when you consider that SolarWorld Americas Inc. is a subsidiary of SolarWorld AG, a German company that filed for insolvency last year. SolarWorld USA itself invited bids for its business late last year and the tariffs should boost its attractiveness as a potential sales target.
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