Three major international solar panel companies this year have announced plans to build manufacturing facilities in the United States. Two will be in Texas and one in Ohio.
They aren’t the only ones building in the States, of course; solar investment in the United States has surged in the past year. But the recent history of these three companies tells a story about what’s going on inside the wider industry. That’s because these three are among the four companies that were affirmed last month by the Commerce Department to have routed their products through southeast Asian countries to avoid U.S. tariffs on Chinese solar imports.