Promise on the horizon for American solar
Check out this spot of good news for America’s solar power manufacturing industry: A Georgia-based company is planning on seriously ramping up production. Suniva is planning on adding 48 new positions to its about-to-open, round-the-clock production facility in Norcross, reports PV Magazine.
What’s causing Suniva’s expansion? Unprecedented sales in the first quarter of 2013, the company says. What’s the uptick attributable to? PV Magazine suggests it’s the Buy American Act that “stipulates any products bought by the U.S. federal government must contain at least 50% American content and must have undergone final assembly in the country.”
After Washington finally got serious about the widespread, anti-competitive dumping practices by heavily subsidized Chinese manufacturers in the solar market, we’re starting to see the effects. American manufacturers are starting to gain their footing. Hopefully we'll hear of more stories like that of Suniva soon.
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