Pictures: Solar panel at rest stop on I-94 in Michigan; Indiana University
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Solar-power entrepreneur could be put out of business by "protectionism" favoring larger solar companies
Thursday night, Anderson Cooper presented the problems of a small company, “Sunrise Solar”, owned by Bill Keith, which may go out of business because it cannot get a particular critical manufacturing part from anywhere but China, and must pay a huge tariff to import it.
The company, located in Indiana, manufactures solar-powered attic fans.
Sunrise Solar has its site here.
Keith seems to be the unintended victim of “protectionist” policies from the Obama administration (Commerce Department and Customs) that were favored by larger solar energy companies (like Solyndra).
The AC360 detailed story and video are here.