The Trumpian Politics Behind SunPower’s Planned Purchase of SolarWorld USA

Trump's tariffs are shifting the U.S. solar manufacturing landscape.
Trump’s tariffs are shifting the U.S. solar manufacturing landscape.

SunPower couldn’t convince the Trump administration to abandon tariffs on importedsolarpanels. So now it plans to buy one of the companies pushing the tariffs in the first place.

Yesterday, SunPower unveiled plans to acquire SolarWorld’s U.S. operations. Two months ago, CEO Tom Werner said SunPower was going to divest from America. But now he’s buying his way back in.

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