In a letter today to U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, a group of veterans and former defense energy professionals urged the ITC to consider carefully U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) energy security and resiliency efforts before making a decision this week in the Suniva/SolarWorld trade case.

The group said in the letter that they are “deeply concerned” about the petitioners’ trade remedy and the harm it could do to the national and energy security efforts of the DOD.

“The proposed tariffs and minimum prices would double the cost of imported solar cells and modules used in utility-scale defense energy projects,” they said. “This dramatic cost-increase could potentially jeopardize the financial viability of planned

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