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How the Suniva Trade Dispute is Reshaping the Solar Industry

The Suniva trade dispute began when America’s biggest PV panel manufacturer Suniva filed an ill-advised petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

The petition was filed under Section 201 of the Trade Act seeking complete relief from “dumping” (when a company sells products artificially below market rates to gain market share and drive away competitors) of foreign manufactured Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic (CSPV) cell-based solar panels. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the petition could more thandouble the cost of solar and put more than 88,000 US jobs at risk.

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