Solar Energy

Confiscating modules is the action of stopping manufacturing via labor camps.

Around 2.1 GW modules for solar projects representing a total investment of about $2.2 billion held presently by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It will potentially affect 3,000 construction workers. The Customs implementing this action was to stop the flow of goods produced using forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region.

A few companies have had 50 to 100MW of modules detained by customs agents. One of the companies is “not able to ship from Malaysia to the U.S.” Independent sources name three companies that had modules detained by border agents. The attorneys believe there was a “low likelihood” that any detained modules would be released. Affected importers have three months to prove that forced labor camps were not involved, including any stage of the production process.

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can, and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”


The amount of detail needed by companies that have products detained by border agents will require “unprecedented cooperation” from upstream suppliers. The detentions stem from a June 24 “Withhold Release Order” issued by the Customs and Border Protection against Hoshine Silicon Industry Co. Ltd., located in China’s Xinjiang region. The Withhold Release Order instructs personnel at all U.S. ports of entry to “immediately begin to detain shipments containing silica-based products” made by Hoshine and its subsidiaries.
The CBP responded to what officials said were credible reports of forced labor being in the solar supply chain in China’s Xinjiang region. Reports have surfaced in recent days those shipments detained in what many believe to be the first stage of long-term enforcement action. As CBP gathers more information, it could target other manufacturers and detain more imports. The action is creating “tension” within the Biden administration.


On the one hand, President Biden has issued statements opposing forced labor in supply chains. But, on the other hand, Biden is pushing for a rapid expansion of green energy resources, including solar. Recently, the White House said that solar deployment would need to accelerate up to four times faster than today to meet clean energy targets by 2035.

Suppliers that can provide documentation should have no issue at the border. Also, the Biden Administration will work out the kinks in the CBP’s actions and fine-tune the process. Then we can all get back to building projects and not bother about what our government policy is doing unless it benefits our industry.


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Please use the link North American Clean Energy – July/August 2021 issue to see the article on pages 16-17 in the issue.

Breaking news from the Biden Administration they are restricting imports of modules manufactured with polysilicon by Hoshine Silicon Co based on allegations of forced labor.

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To read my article in the North American Clean Energy for March/April issue go to the following link. You will find the article on page 14North American Clean Energy March/April 2021 Issue by North American Clean Energy – Issuu

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