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More year-end recaps of developments in the solar industry during 2018. Abigail Ross Hopper is the president of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). In this interview, she discusses a broad range of topics, such as policy and climate change and workers in the industry, as they relate to solar. Long story short, the effect of tariffs is expected to minimize in the coming years. She also suggests that laid off auto workers would be great additions to solar plants.  

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Matt Chester on Jan 2, 2019

Interesting to hear she thinks auto workers would work well for solar plant jobs. Are the solar panel plants in the same cities/regions as the downsized auto plants? Or does there need to be a program to aid in the recruitment/relocation of such workers?

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