Swinerton puts solar workers at forefront of new website as threat of job losses in US mounts

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
SRE said that the SwinertonRenewable.com website was intended to highlight the many human faces of the US solar energy, including profiles for each member of the SRE team, the site allows visitors to meet the individuals who built over two gigawatts of SRE projects, according to the company. Image: SRE

Major US EPC firm Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) has launched a new website that focuses on its many employees working in the solar industry rather than the installations, typical across the industry.

SRE said that the SwinertonRenewable.com website was intended to highlight the many human faces of the US solar energy, including profiles for each member of the SRE team, the site allows visitors to meet the individuals who built over two gigawatts of SRE projects, according to the company.

“Our Swinerton team and the solar industry as a whole is made up of a wide range of people,” said George Hershman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of SRE. “Solar brings together everyone from licensed engineers to local craftsmen and -women and unites them toward a common goal – to build together. It was important to us that the new website showcases our SRE family and the people who make up our industry.”

However, there was a darker message to the new website as SRE made clear reference to the significant risk of major job losses in the US solar industry should the ITC  'Section 201’ petition by Suniva and SolarWorld Americas be successful and impose a pricing floor on all solar modules imported into the US from the majority of countries that have manufacturing operations outside the country.

SRE reiterated the recent analysis by GTM Research that an estimated two-thirds of US solar installations through 2022 and over 88,000 American solar jobs could be lost on the imposition of higher import duties.

An enquiry by the ITC could lead to recommendations of higher import duties that could be ratified by the US president before the end of the year. 

Read Next

July 22, 2021
US Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer has failed in a bid to fast-track the US’ US$1.2 trillion infrastructure investment bill through the Senate. But there remains hope that further progress could be made as early as next Monday, when some Republican senators believe the bill will be fit to proceed.
PV Tech Premium
July 15, 2021
Earlier this week the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published its 2021 Annual Technology Baseline (ATB) document, detailing the continued reduction in the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) of the country’s core generators. Liam Stoker takes a look at the data and discusses just how cheap solar, and solar-storage, could become.
July 15, 2021
Legislation that would ban the import of all products from China’s Xinjiang region into the US has taken a critical step forward, passing the US Senate.
July 9, 2021
The US government has added a host of new China-based solar companies to its Entity List, effectively banning imports of their products into the country.
Live
June 24, 2021
The US government is set to block the imports of some solar products with links to the Xinjiang region of China in response to allegations of the use of forced labour.
June 21, 2021
The cost of insuring operational solar farms has skyrocketed over the course of the year, triggered by carriers rethinking their approaches to natural catastrophes and other extreme weather events. This has placed additional importance on mitigation strategies. Kevin Christy, COO for North America at Lightsource bp, details how the solar developer has adapted its strategy in the field.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars
August 19, 2021
At 9am (PT) | 6pm (CEST)
Solar Media Events
August 25, 2021
Solar Media Events
October 6, 2021
Solar Media Events
October 19, 2021
BRISTOL, UK