MILL VALLEY, Calif. — Michael Maulick, president and CEO of SunLink Corporation, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his decision to impose a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and modules as result of the Section 201 trade case:
“We are very disappointed by President Donald Trump’s failure today to protect American workers and our country’s growing solar economy. His decision today to impose a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and modules will cause harm to the solar industry, impacting thousands of American jobs and stifling clean energy innovation. Artificial price hikes through tariffs only work to impede economic progress when the solar industry has worked for years to make solar affordable through innovation, a global supply chain, production scale growth and private investments.
While we have always been module agnostic and supported modules of all types, we also believe the power of choice ultimately provides the most flexibility for customers to make utility-scale and commercial solar more pervasive. We remain committed to working closely with the energy industry and our manufacturing peers towards a solution that supports domestic manufacturing and domestic innovation with a global mindset to keep America solar strong.”
SunLink Corporation creates increasingly intelligent solar energy products to deliver grid-enhancing solutions for the top solar EPCs and developers in the industry. As an engineering powerhouse with unparalled R&D, SunLink develops the most technologically advanced mounting systems, firmware and software for the utility, commercial and industrial markets. With more than a gigawatt of successful solar projects of every size and complexity, our unique combination of technical expertise, project management and solutions-based approach helps EPCs and developers deliver more megawatts efficiently, intelligently and with greater financial return on investment.