SolarWorld will survive, CEO says


SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck says SolarWorld will survive its fiscal crisis that dropped share prices by 31% in a day.

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SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck says SolarWorld will survive its fiscal crisis that dropped share prices by 31% in a day.

But Asbeck, 53, told The Oregonian in an interview by email that he fully intends to lead SolarWorld through the crisis that affects not just his business but solar companies worldwide as prices hit new lows. He blames manufacturers’ woes on China’s government, docked by U.S. trade agencies for subsidizing Chinese companies, which dumped solar panels at below cost in the United States. Importers of Chinese solar panels must now pay U.S. tariffs.

“Every day we fight hard against Chinese dumping, and our people are continuously improving our performance, too,” Asbeck said. “We know our business plan is strong, but only if we can restructure our debt and halt illegal Chinese trade practices.”

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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