Right now, the fate of solar in the U.S. rests with President Trump’s administration - and more than 88,000 American jobs all across the country are at risk. We need your voice today to tell the White House to protect our nation’s booming solar workforce and put America first.
Two bankrupt foreign-owned companies are asking the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), President Trump’s trade office, to raise the price of imported solar products. We all know that these two companies' misuse of our nation’s trade laws is no way to advance U.S. solar leadership in the global economy. Raising the price of solar would put solar out of reach for hard-working Americans, jeopardize thousands of good living-wage solar installation jobs that are being created in communities nationwide, and stall two-thirds of U.S. solar installations over the next five years.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), America’s national solar trade association, is leading a broad coalition effort to oppose tariffs and save solar jobs.
Can you join SEIA and others in sending this important message to the White House? We need every solar-loving American to ask USTR to reject all tariffs on imported solar cells and modules. Here’s how to take action!
1. Copy & paste the comment below - or write your own
2. File your comments at the USTR here - it’s easy (note: try switching browsers if the form doesn’t work.)
Dear Ambassador Lighthizer,
Please put America first. Do not impose tariffs on solar products, which would jeopardize tens of thousands of solar jobs across the country. Among those jobs are tens of thousands of President Trump's own voters working in manufacturing, construction, and installation nationwide.
Tariffs would raise the cost for Americans to buy solar, slash domestic demand, and kill American jobs. The solar industry is an economic engine that is growing 17 times faster than the rest of the U.S. economy, employs more than 260,000 American workers and has added more than 100,000 living-wage jobs to the economy in the last five years.
Government intervention in this case would kill manufacturing jobs across the supply chain. The U.S. has a growing solar manufacturing sector with 38,000 workers making everything from sun trackers and inverters, to U.S. steel-made framing and racking systems.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said solar would be the fastest-growing occupation in America during President Trump’s Administration – but that’s only if the Administration rejects tariffs that will artificially make solar more expensive. Please protect American jobs and support continued economic growth in the solar industry by rejecting trade relief in this ill-suited Section 201 case.
That’s it! Once you’ve made your voice heard, share this action on Facebook and Twitter, and visit the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to do more to support solar in the U.S. It’s critical that as many Americans as possible speak out to protect solar progress.