Why small businesses are against tariffs on foreign solar suppliers

Supply Chain Dive


If President Trump imposes tariffs on foreign solar imports, Rondre Tompkins could lose his job as a solar installer at McCarthy.

That's because the tariffs — pushed by two U.S.-based solar manufacturers, Suniva and SolarWorld — could severely cripple the U.S. solar supply chain.

"We just had a pay cut and a couple people laid off because of this going on," Tompkins told Supply Chain Dive. "If I lose my job in solar, it will be extremely hard for me to find another job in solar, because other companies will probably be doing the same thing."

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