In the Media

Chinese Solar Companies Tied to Use of Forced Labor

The New York Times  |  By Ana Swanson and Christopher Buckley  |  Jan 8, 2021 

A new report shows some of the world’s biggest solar companies work with the Chinese government to absorb workers from Xinjiang, programs that are often seen as a red flag for forced labor.

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Everything we know about the newest U.S. solar panel manufacturer — Violet Power

Solar Power World  |  Kelly Pickerel  |  October 14, 2020 

This fall, a brand new solar company announced a major addition to U.S. manufacturing with its gigawatt-production plans. Violet Power is setting up in a 600,000-sq.-ft facility across the street from REC Silicon in Moses Lake, Washington, and will have 500 MW of crystalline silicon solar cell manufacturing capacity by Q2 2021 with another 500 MW of full panel production by the end of next year. The plan is to eventually scale to 5 GW of production and 1,000 manufacturing employees…

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