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New York Solar Roundup examines the latest solar-industry news and promotes action on causes that will assist in its growth.
Donald Trump’s Tariff Decision Looms
Nearly 90 percent of United States solar installations utilize imported panels — most of which are Chinese.
The United States International Trade Commission in 2017 recommended 35 percent tariffs on imported panels to stunt China’s market.
The decision looks to assist American solar manufacturers but stands to have an averse affect on the entire industry.
How Will This Hurt?
The United States’ solar industry is booming. Solar jobs are growing 17 percent faster than the economy.
The tariffs threaten 88,000 solar jobs — a major hindrance to an industry that helps countries create both tremendous economic and environmental opportunity.
Protecting the solar industry is not a partisan issue.
32 Congressmen pledged opposition to the tariffs, which threaten free markets and domestic jobs.
Solar energy was once a progressive symbol. The industry now has massive bipartisan support for its economic and environmental benefits.
In an ever-increasing technological country, solar represents and supports both regular labor and coveted manufacturing jobs.
Sunny In San Diego
The San Diego Padres will install a 336,520-watt system on Petco Park. The 716 module system will be Major League Baseball’s largest array. It is set to be installed and functional by the team’s opening day.
The San Francisco Giants became the first team to install solar in 2012. The Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, Washington Nationals and Minnesota Twins also utilize solar technology.
New York baseball teams have yet to make the switch.
NY – Sun leads the way
New York’s Clean Energy Initiative mandates 50 percent of the state’s energy must come from renewable sources by 2030.
Long Island homeowners can take advantage of a taxpayer-benefit program to make the easy switch to solar energy.
New York’s goal to become the nationwide leader in clean and renewable energy is within its grasp. To speak to a program manager and learn if you qualify, click here now.
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