Since the US UFLPA entered into force in June 2022, United States Customs and Border Protection has stopped more than 4,000 shipments for review. The law broadly targets any material made wholly or in part in the Xinjiang province, which is then presumed to be made with forced labor and thus denied entry into the US.
The solar industry has responded to both the UFLPA and Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) laws in a number of ways, including sourcing outside of China, domestic manufacturing and supply chain sourcing changes, and developing new traceability and due diligence procedures to help ensure that solar products are not made with forced labor.
In this pv magazine Webinar, we’ll hear from a well-known and BNEF Tier 1 solar module supplier EliTe Solar, which has recently globally rebranded from the former name of ET Solar. The rebranding will be discussed, along with a detailed look at how EliTe Solar is understanding the impacts of UFLPA & AD/CVD laws, and EliTe’s action plan and risk mitigation processes, including insights into its manufacturing in Vietnam and Cambodia.
In addition, vertical integration, including manufacturing silicon ingots, wafers, cells & module assembly, will be discussed, along with how the company addresses traceability and compliance requirements, and how new suppliers are contracted.
In addition, we’ll hear about the shift towards TOPCon manufacturing as part of the product roadmap, and what EliTe Solar is finding as it investigates manufacturing within the US.
pv magazine Webinar content:
● What the EliTe Solar rebranding means for ET Solar in the market
● Insights into the industry impacts of US UFLPA & AD/CVD laws and EliTe’s action plan
● Understand risk mitigation tactics taken by EliTe Solar and its manufacturing and technology roadmap into TOPCon.
● EliTe Solar’s position on manufacturing in the US
Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Tristan Rayner, editor at pv magazine, and Valerie Thompson, Editor at pv magazine USA will be the co-moderator of this webinar.
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Thursday, October 5, 2023 · 19:00
Duration: 1 hour
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Kii Miller is a solar veteran with more than 20 years in the industry. He currently serves as Director Business Development, for EliTe Solar. He has held prior leadership roles in sales execution and operations across several companies including...
Craig Snee is the Technical Sales Director at EliTe Solar, responsible for Sales, Business Development and Technical Service efforts in North America. Craig joined EliTe Solar in early 2020 with more than 10 years' experience in the PV industry...
Valerie Thompson is a technology journalist based in Zurich, with over 20 years of experience. She rejoined pv magazine in 2023 to cover upstream PV news and trends, as well as supporting the events team with content.
After studying Electrical Engineering, Tristan Rayner turned his attention to editorial roles. Prior to joining pv magazine in 2020, he was managing editor of Australian sports site The Roar, founding editor of tech site Techly, and contributed to...