REC Silicon in Moses Lake is Safe (For Now)

 

Photo By Scott Butner 2011
Photo by Scott Butner 2011

 

Good news for Washingtonians, we get to keep the solar jobs we have. In mid-August the Seattle Times reported how REC Silicon of Moses Lake was at risk of laying off their workers because of a trade dispute between China and the U.S.

Well lucky for us, China just announced that import duties will not be imposed on REC Silicon siting that REC has not been unfairly subsidized by the government. Links to both articles below.

News Item #1: The recent article from the Seattle Times mentions how the solar panel dispute with China is putting Mose Lake jobs at risk.

News Item # 2: In a Monday release from Reuters, China announces that it will impose import duties on US made solar-grade poly-silicon.