Hundreds of Solar Workers Flock to Washington D.C. to Oppose Proposed Tariffs

On Tuesday, Aug. 15, the International Trade Commission will hold its first hearing on Suniva’s petition for tariffs and price floors, which if successful could devastate the American solar industry.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Tuesday, Aug. 15, the International Trade Commission will hold its first hearing on Suniva's petition for tariffs and price floors, which if successful could devastate the American solar industry. More than 200 solar workers and executives from CA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, FL, MN, MA, RI, KS, UT and VA will be here in Washington D.C. to show their opposition to this petition. Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), will be addressing the workers before the hearing and during the lunch break, and workers and executives will be available for interviews.


The ITC hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. at 500 E Street SW, Washington DC 20436.

Solar workers will briefly assemble and be available at 8:45 a.m. and again during the lunch break at roughly 2 p.m. directly outside the ITC building. If there is inclement weather, we will instead meet in rooms 4-5 at the Hyatt (400 E St. SW).

Reporters interested in covering the ITC hearing must RSVP with the USITC's Public Affairs Officer, Peg O'Laughlin, in advance at 202-205-1819, margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov.



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Celebrating its 43rd anniversary in 2017, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 260,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.

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