After years of American solar panel producers giving the cold shoulder to sizzling Chinese competition sequestering colossal sales with unscrupulous warlike tactics. Now at the brink of extinction seven American solar panel producers banded together to defend American manufacturing.
How Will the Americans Save Their Industry?
Seven Solar companies, led by SolarWorld Industries America, have filed a broad trade case before Commerce Department to institute tariffs that would double the price of imported Chinese solar panels. This protectionist tax wall would inflate the price of Chinese imports. Demand for Chinese solar panels would elastically erode with the price increase. The supply of Chinese solar panels in the American market would also deteriorate. Meanwhile, American panels would be substituted into the fair playing field.
Critics question the damage this move could do to the blossoming solar market. This will doubtlessly raise the price of solar panels and reduce quantity. However, everyone agrees it will funnel money to American industry and build American jobs to compete with the Chinese.
Chinese solar panel manufactures have already captured over fifty percent of the international market and eclipsed the United States’ production. Only a scant six percent of sales remain in American hands. However, with recent blows to domestic companies such as the bankruptcy of Solyndra, it appears the Chinese seek to monopolize the market.
This cannot stand. America is in a trade war with China; mobilizing in support of the American companies is the first step in retaking our own economy
How are the Chinese Acting Illegally?
Nationally, the Chinese government is stacking the deck. Chinese companies are able to outbid American manufactures at extraordinary rates that far outpace Chinese technical development. Their government sabotages laissez-faire and gives the Chinese produces a disproportional advantage with no interest loans and free land. This is a definitive trade violation. America reaps bittersweet sorrow with the Chinese criminality. Early solar energy adapters are excited by the prospects of cheaper solar panels in the short-term. Meanwhile, their neighbors lose their domestic alternative energy jobs and cannot afford anything more than unemployment will allow.
Each company itself is also rife with corrupt affairs. Accusations of corporate fraud against Chinese companies rival the gross output of #OccupyWallStreet. Chinese panel output is hampered intermittently by furious strikes that threaten Chinese manufacturing and international sustainable energy.
Bernie Madoff would be proud; not since his bankrupting of charities has such wholesale criminality at the expense of the American public. The Chinese parallel this infamous criminal on a transcontinental scale. First, trust is built on the quicksand of an inflated currency and illegal tactics. Second, in the darkest days of the recession the criminal is unmasked. An empty husk of charitable hopes and broken panels of the alternative energy dream are all that remain.
How Must America Retaliate?
America is in a trade war with the Chinese. Action must be taken. Currently, Both sides symbiotically cooperate for shared prosperity. However, nibbles of this analogy are being eaten by the Chinese as they consume the American economy for their own benefit. Already, China has simply cut off trade of rare-earth metals to the United States. In Libya, they opposed NATO by attempting to arm the Pro-Gaddafi forces with over two hundred million dollars in weapons.
Whether the politicians like it or not America is at war with the Chinese. Protect our own industries is the only way to insure the continuation of the American dream. The only alternative is to watch the lights across the United States go dark, one by one, as we are blotted out by the Sino smog.