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SolarWorld founder, chairman and CEO: China has placed U.S. solar industry in ‘grave danger’

Frank Asbeck asks President Obama to support rule of law in solar trade

HILLSBORO, Ore., Feb. 5, 2014 – Frank H. Asbeck, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of SolarWorld AG, today issued an open letter to President Barack Obama requesting his support for both the U.S. manufacturing and installation wings of the domestic solar industry as they confront trade aggression from China.

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