Advanced Solar Photonics LLC (ASP), a Florida-based manufacturer of photovoltaic equipment and provider of turnkey alternative energy systems, says it has seen orders for its PV modules ‘skyrocket’ following last week's determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) that China-based solar companies have been dumping products on the U.S. market.
‘The most important thing to know about the ruling is that it will have no impact on the prices we charge for solar equipment,’ says Henry Roberts, ASP's director of strategic Accounts. ‘While our panels have always been the lowest-priced U.S. product on the market, we've never sold equipment below cost.’
ASP's current panel manufacturing capacity is 130 MW per year. The company notes that it is currently in the process of raising additional capital to support its capacity expansion.