A couple weeks ago, Canary Media’s Eric Wesoff found himself in the parking lot of a company called Auxin Solar.
Auxin is a small American solar panel maker based in California. It manufacturers 150 megawatts of solar panels a year – 100 times less than the biggest solar manufacturers. Despite its size, Auxin Solar just filed a petition with the U.S. government that could shake up the solar industry in a big way.
Auxin claims China is dodging U.S. tariffs by funneling products through other Asian countries like Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. And it wants the government to step in. And the complaint is already derailing large-scale solar projects.
This week: how a solar trade war spanning three presidents is causing problems for a domestic solar market that relies heavily on overseas panels.
Guest: Eric Wesoff is the editorial director for Canary Media. You can read his piece about Auxin Solar’s petition here.
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