88,000 American Solar Jobs Are Under Threat From Suniva’s Trade Case, Says SEIA

By [email protected] There are more than 250,000 people working in America’s solar industry today.

A bad investment by a single financier could kill a third of those jobs in one fell swoop.

After Georgia-based solar manufacturer Suniva went bankrupt this spring, its debtor, SQN Capital Management, demanded the company file a special trade complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC).

SQN wants $51 million for equipment costs at Suniva’s production facilities. It even attempted to blackmail the Chinese Chamber of Commerce to get its money back.

In April, Suniva filed its complaint and asked the ITC for duties on cells worth $0.40 per watt

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