PV manufacturer SolarWorld has extended its 'American-made' solar financing programme to six more US states.
Its ‘Freedom plan’, aimed at encouraging the purchase of American-made modules, will now be available in Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey, having only previously been available in California.
SolarWorld is the company behind claims of Chinese PV companies dumping solar products in the US and European markets, that in each case have resulted in duties being levied on imported goods from China.
It states on its website: “Why spend more—for less—on inferior panels made overseas?”
The plan is advertised as being flexible: with zero deposit down, low and prepay options, in the hope of saving customers money from imported panels.
“From coast to coast, solar financing is changing the way American families consume energy, enabling many more to incorporate sustainability while saving money,” said Rusty Pittman, head of marketing for SolarWorld USA. “SolarWorld’s 'Freedom Plan' not only makes the decision to go solar easier and more affordable but it also gives homeowners a way to support US jobs and the national economy by selecting high-quality, American-made solar products.”
SolarWorld plans to extend the 'Freedom Plan' to Arizona and New York within the next few months also.