US China solar trade dispute

Economic Multiplier at Work: US Solar PV Manufacturers Boost Local Economies, Spur Innovation

Four founding members of the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) purchased more than $400 million in goods and services from other manufacturers and employers in 46 states in 2011, according to a CASM survey. The survey results highlight the ripple effects and positive impact a healthy US solar PV manufacturing sector can have on job creation, income growth and economic development, particularly in areas hard-hit by the exodus of manufacturers from US shores.

Milwaukee Solar PV Manufacturer Comes Out Publicly in Support of CASM Trade Case Against China

Demand was initially brisk for the high-end monocrystalline silicon solar photovoltaic (PV) panels manufactured by Helios Solar Works at a new, highly automated 50-MW capacity factory on a brownfield industrial site Milwaukee’s city leaders designated for redevelopment and growth. That is until last summer, when founder Steven Ostrenga began noting “a deep dive in [solar panel] pricing coming out of China that we just couldn’t meet.”