SolarWorld and Suniva applaud President Trump and Urge 50 Percent Tariffs to Save the U.S. Solar Industry

January 18, 2018

Hillsboro, Ore. and Norcross, Ga.– January 18, 2018 – Suniva and SolarWorld Americas Inc. today jointly expressed their deep appreciation for President Trump’s attention to China and its proxies’ cheating and the assault on the United States’ solar manufacturing industry during his interview with Reuters:

"Our companies and workers are grateful to hear the President understands the seriousness of the problem facing our solar manufacturers in Michigan, Georgia, Oregon, and across the country:  for years, China cheated and predatorily targeted dozens of U.S. solar manufacturers leaving nearly 30 U.S. companies dead and thousands of U.S. workers suffering because of it.  Now the President can save and rebuild this great American industry and create thousands of jobs by immediately imposing 50 percent tariffs - the strongest tariffs possible,” said Juergen Stein, CEO and president of SolarWorld Americas Inc. and Matt Card, executive vice president of Suniva.

President Trump is expected to issue his remedy determination on or before January 26, 2018.

About SolarWorld Americas Inc.: SolarWorld Americas Inc., the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer for more than 42 years, produces and sells high-tech solar power solutions and, in doing so, contributes to a cleaner energy supply throughout the Americas. The company maintains 430 megawatts of annual capacity to produce solar cells and 550 MW of capacity to manufacture solar modules. The company’s brand stands for a proven track record of quality and reliability, and SolarWorld is the only producer whose industrial lineage has outlived its products’ 25- and 30-year performance guarantees. SolarWorld upholds high social standards and commits itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. With its program Solar2World, the company supports the expansion of solar power in developing countries in Latin America. Connect with SolarWorld onFacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram and www.solarworld.com.

About Suniva: Suniva® is the leading U.S.-born, U.S.-operated manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and high-power solar modules. The company is known for its high-quality products, industry-leading technology, reliable performance, and high power density. suniva.com

Media Contact, on behalf of Suniva:

Mark Paustenbach
ROKK Solutions

Media Contact, on behalf of SolarWorld: 
Greg Stanko
Mitchell Point Communications

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