First Solar Wades Into Solar Trade Case Fight



Until Tuesday, Arizona-based First Solar now had not directly commented on the contentious hearings at the ITC to impose trade protections for domestic solar manufacturers.

A member of SEIA, which opposes the tariff petition, the company said its past experience as a CSPV manufacturer could shed light on potential remedies.

In its statement, First Solar noted incurred operating losses of $502.59 million in 2016, the same year it decided to exit the CSPV manufacturing business in favor of the more “cost effective” thin film modules in development.


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