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"Grape Solar could be key to post-tariff solar supply chain"

Several Chinese solar panel manufacturers, in an attempt to bypass potential U.S. tariffs, are considering shifting production to Taiwan and South Korea as part of a remapped supply chain that could culminate in Eugene. Ocean Yuan, majority owner and CEO of Eugene-based solar panel-maker Grape Solar, on Monday said he’s been in discussions with several unidentified Chinese manufacturers about expanding his operations to include assembly of the South Korea and Taiwan-made solar modules.

"Grape Solar could be key to post-tariff solar supply chain"

Ocean Yuan, CEO of Grape Solar, is talking with Chinese solar manufacturers and may try to bring assembly work to Eugene.

By Erik Siemers
Sustainable Business Oregon

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Several Chinese solar panel manufacturers, in an attempt to bypass potential U.S. tariffs, are considering shifting production to Taiwan and South Korea as part of a remapped supply chain that could culminate in Eugene.

Ocean Yuan, majority owner and CEO of Eugene-based solar panel-maker Grape Solar, on Monday said he’s been in discussions with several unidentified Chinese manufacturers about expanding his operations to include assembly of the South Korea and Taiwan-made solar modules.

“Our partners on the supply chain side are calling in and...

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