This was a story from the IdahoSatesman yesterday:
In May, the U.S. Department of Commerce ruled that Chinese manufacturers were dumping solar panels at below cost into the U.S. market. The government threatened to impose huge tariffs if China didn’t reduce its subsidies. That added further uncertainty to the market, said Jigar Shah, who co-founded SunEdison in 2003 and helped make it the largest U.S.-based builder of solar power plants. Today he heads the Coalition for Affordable Energy, a group that opposed the Commerce action against China. He says it will raise prices for solar panels, which is the last thing the industry needs. Hoku agrees, said Monica Salter, a company spokeswoman. “For any market, uncertainty slows down investment and purchase decisions,” she said. Transform Solar is ending production, but Salter said Hoku still hopes to be here. “Hoku Corp. is working on restructuring plans, which it hopes will result in realizing its original strategy of operating the polysilicon facility in Pocatello,” she said.