US Solar Energy Industry Under Threat From Coronavirus As Projects Delayed, Jobs Put At Risk

Posted on AllSides March 27th, 2020
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The $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill that the U.S. Senate and House both passed contains no specific provisions related to the nation’s beleaguered solar energy industry.

The Solar Energy Industries Association, or SEIA, warned the industry is at grave risk due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Solar companies and workers are losing business and being put out of work by COVID-19,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA. "As a result of this pandemic, the solar industry stands to lose half of our jobs -- that’s 125,000 families who...

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